Argentina whose hopes of qualifying for 2018 FIFA World cup is diminishing as Messi one of the best footballers to have ever lived on earth is unable to do something about it during the fixture with Venezuela.
Argentina started encouragingly in the first half with goal scoring attempts of which Mauro Icardi’s was denied a goal by young Wuliker Farinez’s leg.
Teenager goal keeper Farinez denied Icardi another opportunity to score when Angel Di Maria created the chance, the home side suffered a notable blow when Di Maria was taken off injured.
Messi attempted to score unfortunately the hero of the day Farinez saved Venezuela. Visitor’s Jhon Murillo notched differentiating goal six minutes after second half started.
Feltscher’s own goal helped Argentina to level scores and share points with Venezuela. The draw puts Messi’s side fifth on the log with two games left yet only the top four teams gain automatic qualification to the World Cup finals in Russia.
The fifth placed team plays a two leg play off against New Zealand whereas on the other side Brazil already qualified after playing a one all draw with Colombia.
Willian gave Brazil the as Radamel Falcao equalized for Colombia. Uruguay’s 2–1 win over Paraguay took them to second place Peru similarly beat Ecuador to earn fourth place.
Chile who are one point behind Argentina lost by a goal to nil to Bolivia. They will host Ecuador before visiting Brazil in next month’s final qualifiers.