Argentina come from behind to seal first win over Bolivia in La Paz

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Argentina come from behind to seal first win over Bolivia in La Paz since 2005 after a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night and maintain their 100% record in the South American World Cup qualifiers.

Bolivia took the lead after 24 minutes when captain Marcelo Martins rose unmarked to head home a cross from the left.

Argentina level up with a minute left in the first half when Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez beat his marker inside the penalty area and his shot was nearly that of a tackle on the ball as he scored.

Correa got Argentina’s winner with a sweet left-foot strike 11 minutes from the final whistle as Bolivia suffered another defeat following their 5-0 thrashing away to Brazil last week.

The result was Argentina’s ninth game unbeaten under coach Lionel Scaloni and their first win in Bolivia since 2005.

Their next two opponents in November’s doubleheader of matches are Ecuador and Paraguay, while Argentina will face Paraguay at home before traveling to Peru.

The top four sides in the 10-team South American group qualify directly for Qatar 2022 and the fifth-placed side goes into an inter-regional playoff.

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