WCQ: Messi gets Argentina back in hunt

  • BBC Sport, Wednesday, November 16, 2016 2:36 PM
Lionel Messi scored one goal and assisted on two others to lead Argentina to a 3-0 win over Colombia that moved it back into the hunt for a berth in the 2018 World Cup final. Argentina leapfrogged Colombia and moved into fifth place in the South America zone. The top four teams advance to the finals. The fifth-place team faces the Oceania champion in a playoff.

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez scored twice as Chile beat Uruguay, 3-1, to stay tied for third with Ecuador, one point ahead of Argentina and two ahead of Colombia. Brazil leads the group with 27 points while Uruguay is second four points behind.

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