Argentina needed a draw to get a ticket to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. However, Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria and Maxi Rodriguez decided to anticipate the classification with a win that included a shower of goals.
As reported on Wednesday, Argentina, as guests, defeated Paraguay 5-2 in a CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night. The victory mathematically qualified the Albiceleste in the most popular soccer tournament in the world.
Maxi Rodriguez, Angel Di Maria, and Sergio Aguero gave shape to the glorious Argentine victory that began early in the game with a Lionel Messi converted penalty.
The only bad note for the Argentines is that their team defensively fell in apart a couple of times costing two goals.
The first goal by Paraguay, which resulted in a 1-1 draw, came on an error by goalkeeper Sergio Romero and defender Fabricio Coloccini. The goal was made by Ariel Nunez.
The second goal for the Albirroja was made by Roque Santa Cruz who is the best striker Paraguay has. At that point, the second goal only brought Paraguay to a 4-2. Argentina would score another in stoppage time.
The scorers for Argentina were Lionel Messi (two penalties), Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, and Maxi Rodriguez.
Argentina has two games left to play in the CONMEBOL sector in which Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay, and Venezuela are fighting for the remaining three tickets left to qualify for the World Cup.
The fifth place team gets to play against Jordan from Africa in a two game bout. Paraguay, Peru, and Bolivia are already disqualified.