The victory raised Tangos tally to 28 points from 12 matches – the result of the Brazil game has not yet been decided – to consolidate its second place in the standings behind samba.
Uruguay’s tally stopped at 16 points, after Celeste suffered its third consecutive defeat in the qualifiers.
Argentina strengthened its results against Uruguay, as Tango has not lost against Celeste since 2013.
Since then they have met in 7 matches, Argentina won 5 and drew 2.
Argentina reached 8 matches outside the rules without losing in the World Cup qualifiers (5 wins and 3 draws), equaling the best series in the team’s history between September 2000 and November 2003 (4 wins and 4 draws).
Uruguay’s attempts reached 19 against Argentina, and for the first time since 2011, Suarez’s companions made that number of shots and did not score a goal.
Lionel Messi started the match from the bench, despite his training sessions with Lionel Scaloni’s battalion, after recovering from the knee injury he suffered with Paris Saint-Germain.
Nathian Nandez missed the first chances of the meeting for the owners of the land in the fourth minute by himself, taking advantage of the confusion of the Argentine defense, but Emiliano Martinez had him on the lookout.
In the seventh minute, Paulo Dybala pressed the Uruguayan defense, snatched the ball and passed a cross to Angel Di Maria, who hit a curved ball in the far left corner, announcing Argentinas only goal in the match.
Half an hour after the start of the match, Luis Suarez hit a powerful ball that hit the Argentine post, keeping the tango progressing.
And 3 minutes before the end of the first half, Matias Vicino hit a ball from outside the penalty area, which came easy in the hands of Martinez.
The second half Uruguay continued to search for a draw, but the attempts of Suarez’s comrades were reckless.
And 14 minutes before the end of the match, Lionel Messi participated in the place of Giovanni Lo Celso.
In the 85th minute, substitute Agustin Alvarez almost scored the equalizer, but his header crossed over the crossbar.
Luis Suarez’s powerful shot from outside the penalty area almost missed Emiliano Martinez, who dropped the ball from his hand but caught it before it hit the net, announcing a new victory for Argentina.
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