Soccer-Colombia score in added time to grab 2-2 draw with Argentina

Soccer-Colombia score in added time to grab 2-2 draw with Argentina

Argentina scored twice in the first eight minutes but could not withstand Colombia’s second-half pressure as the hosts rallied for a 2-2 draw in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

World Cup - South American Qualifiers - Colombia v Argentina
Soccer Football - World Cup - South American Qualifiers - Colombia v Argentina - Estadio Metropolitano, Barranquilla, Colombia - June 8, 2021 Colombia's Davinson Sanchez in action with Argentina's Lionel Messi REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia: Argentina scored twice in the first eight minutes but could not withstand Colombia’s second-half pressure as the hosts rallied for a 2-2 draw in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

Cristian Romero and Leandro Paredes gave the visitors a two-goal lead with less than 10 minutes on the clock before Colombia's Luis Muriel pulled one back from the penalty spot six minutes into the second half.

Colombia substitute Miguel Borja then grabbed a sensational equaliser with a header deep into stoppage time.

The result leaves Argentina in second place behind Brazil in the 10-team South American qualifying group for Qatar 2022. The top four qualify automatically while the fifth-placed side go into an intercontinental playoff.

(Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

Source: Reuters

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