The Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has said that the game with the Peruvian national team as part of the World Cup qualifying fixtures was more of a fight than a football match. However, he has also said that he is extremely delighted to come out of the match with the positive result of having drawn their encounter 1-1. The Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain was on the score sheet for Argentina, while his goal had cancelled out the goal from Carlos Zambrano earlier in the match. The Peruvian football Association recently apologised to the Argentine national team for the way they have been treated by the fans prior and after the match.
Argentina are one of the favourites to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and they currently have a one-point advantage over the Colombian national team in the table. They have 14 points on the board. After the match, the Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, who is undoubtedly one of the best players of the national team, has said that he was extremely satisfied with the outcome of the match.
“It was a really tight game, and it was more fight than football. Away games like this are always difficult and you have to be strong. The pitch did not exactly help either, but I don’t want to use that as an excuse. We would have preferred to bag the full three points, but the most important thing was not to lose. A draw is a good result as we still sit atop of the table. We will have to win our next game against Uruguay,” said the Argentine striker after the match. Argentina will be looking to make use of the World Cup that will be held in their home continent and win it for the first time after many years.