On the night of Friday, November 17, as part of the fifth round of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup, the Argentina national team hosted Uruguay. The match ended in victory for the guests with a score of 2:0.
The Uruguayans took the lead in the 41st minute. Defender Ronald Araujo scored after a pass from Matias Viña.
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In the second half of the game, the Argentines focused on attacking actions, which is why they conceded at the end of the game. Darwin Nunez put an end to the match with his goal.
Thus, the Argentina national team was defeated for the first time since November 22, 2022. The last time the world champions lost to Saudi Arabia was at the World Cup.
Here's a video review of the match:
Statistics of the Argentina – Uruguay match of the fifth round of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup
Argentina – Uruguay 0:2
Goals : Araujo 41, Nunez 87
Expected Goals (xG) : 0.61 – 0.77
Ball possession : 59% – 41%
Beats : 8 – 4
Shots on target : 3 – 2
Fouls : 11 – 22
Argentina : Martinez, Molina, Romero, Tagliafico (Acuña 80), De Paul (Palacios 64), Mac Allister (Martinez 46), Fernandez, Gonzalez (Di Maria 53), Messi, Alvarez (Lo Celso 80) .
Uruguay : Rochet, Olivera, Caceres, Viña (Jimenez 46), Valverde, de la Cruz, Ugarte, Araujo (Bentancur 62), Pellistri (Canobbio 88), Nunez (Vinas 90).
Booked : Ugarte (32), Mac Allister (35), Jimenez (67), Martinez (68), Romero (77), Olivera (79), Palacios (90).
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