Register Login Scores

Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Messi Scores For Argentina, Alves Saves Brazil In Paraguay

Superstar Lionel Messi was on target in Argentina's 2-0 win over Bolivia in their FIFA World Cup qualifier on Wednesday morning, while Dani Alves salvaged a point for Brazil against Paraguay. 

Argentina vs Bolivia

River Plate defender Gabriel Mercado gave the Albiceleste the lead after 20 minutes following some clever play from Messi and Gonzalo Higuain, which allowed the 29-year-old to fire home into an empty net.

The second strike came just 10 minutes later, after the referee awarded a penalty to Argentina following what appeared to be a clean challenge on Ever Banega in the box.

Despite his recent form from spot-kicks, Messi coolly slotted the ball in off the post, reaching the milestone of 50 international goals for his country.

Argentina saw the rest of the game out fairly comfortably, with the final score against the Bolivians being 2-0.

Paraguay vs Brazil 

The home side took the lead 40 minutes into the match, with Dario Lezcano scoring to give his country a deserved lead.

Just after the break, Paraguay made it 2-0 against the Brazilians – this time Edgar Milciades Benitez got on the scoresheet for his team.

Brazil looked disheartened, but hope was restored just before the 80 minute mark when Ricardo de Oliveira pulled one back for the Selecao.

High pressure from Dunga's men saw Alves turn into an unlikely saviour for Brazil after the right back equalised for his country two minutes into extra time. 

Man Utd's Most Expensive Defenders Ever

Messi: Why Ronaldo Is Not My Friend

Messi Discusses When Last He Spoke To Maradona

11 comments

Top 5

Breaking: CAS Release Chiefs FIFA Ban Verdict

196 Oct 27, 2020 06:10 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Messi Sends Message To Ronaldo

16 Oct 25, 2020 08:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Sundowns Agree Deal In Principle For Defender

36 Oct 27, 2020 10:48 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

25 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Messi Sends Message To Ronaldo

16 Oct 25, 2020 08:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Why Chiefs Can Register New Players – This Season!

31 Oct 28, 2020 06:33 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Downs Set Record Straight On Mido!

32 Oct 27, 2020 01:15 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Hunt Hails 'Outstanding' Young Chiefs Star

84 Oct 27, 2020 10:34 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

How Mosimane Helped Al Ahly Break Sundowns' Record

53 Oct 26, 2020 08:14 AM in Players Abroad

Downs Set Record Straight On Mido!

32 Oct 27, 2020 01:15 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

NPA's Latest Update On Lorch’s Court Case!   

17 Oct 27, 2020 05:33 PM in Orlando Pirates

The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today

3 Sep 14, 2020 08:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Maritzburg Confirm Coaching Exit

4 Oct 27, 2020 03:31 PM in PSL