Trailing to a first-half aim from Lautaro Martinez, Peru had a golden alternative to degree the rating when substitute Jefferson Farfan was introduced down within the field 19 minutes into the second half as he tried to spherical keeper Emiliano Martinez.
Nonetheless, Yoshimar Yotun‘s penalty clipped the bar because the guests fell to a seventh defeat in 12 qualifiers.
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“Those who take penalties are the nice gamers and the remaining is luck,” stated Argentine goalkeeper Martinez.
The win noticed Lionel Scaloni’s aspect transfer on to 25 factors, three behind leaders Brazil, who’re enjoying Uruguay on Thursday. The highest 4 qualify robotically for Qatar 2022 and the fifth-placed aspect goes into an inter-regional playoff.
Argentina’s Christian Romero had a headed aim disallowed for offside after 10 minutes and Angel Di Maria missed two good possibilities whereas Peru’s Gianluca Lapadula squandered a wonderful alternative after skilfully chesting down a cross simply metres from aim.
Argentina deservedly took the lead three minutes from half-time when Martinez glanced a header into the roof of the web.
Peru fought valiantly within the second half however there was no approach again after the penalty miss and Argentina had a second aim from Guido Rodriguez dominated out two minutes from time.