World Cup Qualification, Messi Hat-trick Bring Argentina to Russia 2018

The Argentine national team managed to ensure a direct pass to the 2018 World Cup in Russia after defeating Ecuador with a score of 3-1 at Olimpico Atahualpa Stadium, Quito, Wednesday (11/10/2017)

Argentina’s winning goal scored by Lionel Messi in the 11th minute, (18 ‘), and (62’). The Ecuador goal was scored by Romario Ibbara in the first minute of the match.

Lionel Messi and his comrades must be left behind first by Romerio Ibarra’s quick goal (1 ‘).

Mastering the match with 65 percent of the ball possession, Argentina continues to try to equalize

It took 11 minutes for the Argentine national team to make the game score to 1-1.

Messi came out as Tango’s “rescue angel” through the player’s goal in the 12th minute.

Through a beautiful one-two game with Angel Di Maria, Messi who pushed into the penalty box Ecuador able to convert his assist colleagues into goals.

The Barcelona player re-established himself as a rescue angel for La Albiceleste.

Messi’s goal in the 20th minute to make Argentina turned superior.

Had faced two defenders Ecuador, Messi still able to scored a goal that landed in the left corner of the opposing team goal.

Argentina continues to bang on Ecuador’s defense to add to the edge, but several chances are still wide of the target.

The opponent was not to be outdone by launching a counterattack that endangered the Argentine goalkeeper.

However, the chances of both teams still fail so the 2-1 score for Argentine advantage lasted until halftime.

In the second half, Messi again added the advantage of Argentina in the 62nd minute.

Receiving feedback outside the penalty box, Messi then dribble and kick off that can not be driven goalkeeper Ecuador.

Argentina was a 3-1 lead and lasted until the second half was over.

Thanks to these results, Lionel Messi et al ensure the place and qualify directly to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Composition of players:

Ecuador: 1-Maximo Banguera; 4-Pedro Velasco, 5-Renato Ibarra, 8-Romario Ibarra, 14-Jose Cevallos; 3-Roberto Arboleda, 15-Jefferson Intriago; 17-Roberto Ordones, 6-Cristian Ramirez, 18-Jefferson Orejuela; 23-Dario Aimar

Coach: Jorge Celico

Argentina: 1-Sergio Romero; 8-Enzo Perez, 6-Lucas Biglia, 17-Nicolas Otamendi, 2-Gabriel Mercado; 11-Angel Di Maria, 14-Javier Mascherano, 15-Marcos Acuna; 18-Eduardo Salvio, 7-Dario Benedetto, 10-Lionel Messi

Coach: Jorge Sampaoli