Peru vs Argentina, FIFA World Cup qualifier HIGHLIGHTS: Messi scores brace as Argentina beats Peru

PER vs ARG: Get live updates, score and highlights of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers between Argentina and Peru at the Estadio Nacional de Lima. 

– Lionel Messi put the world champion ahead in the 32nd minute with a superb shot after an assist from Nicolas Gonzalez, and made it 2-0 10 minutes later with a fierce finish from Enzo Fernandez’s pass.

That is it. Argentina beats Peru 2-0, thanks to Messi’s brace. La Albieceleste continue their domination in the qualifiers as they win four on the trot to lead the chart

– And that’s another interruption of play as a fan invades the pitch to get a glimpse of Messi up close! He is being escorted outside the pitch by the security personnel

– Acuna and Advincula fight for possession on the left flank and a fight breaks out. Almost half of both the squads are involved before Lautaro came to intervene. Luckily for both the sides, there are no booking – 

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– And that’s the end of the first 45 minutes. Two goals from Messi put Argentina in a commanding position going into the break. Peru will need a lot of firepower and a tinge of luck going its way to restore parity, let alone take lead. –