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November 11, 2011 8:00 PM GMT
Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti — Capital Federal, Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Referee:‬ C. Vera‎
Attendance:‬ 27592‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Argentina 1-1 Bolivia

Goal.com rates the players on show in the Albiceleste's surprise draw with Gustavo Quinteros' men in the Conmebol World Cup qualifying competition

By Daniel Edwards

  • Sergio Romero
    34
    19
    3.00

    Sergio Romero

    Was untroubled for much of the game as Argentina dominated possession. He could do absolutely nothing with Martins' bomb to concede the Bolivia goal.

  • Pablo Zabaleta
    31
    22
    3.00

    Pablo Zabaleta

    Worked well down the right and put the hard work in, but at times failed to deliver a final product. Nowhere to be seen for the Bolivia strike.

  • Martín Demichelis
    51
    89
    1.50

    Martín Demichelis Flop of the Match

    Oh dear. The Malaga defender almost cost his side the game when his horrific error let in Martins, and generally failed to convince as an international centre-back

  • Nicolas Burdisso
    32
    24
    2.00

    Nicolas Burdisso

    A low-key game for the Roma man, who played as the covering defender while Demichelis was tasked with Bolivia's solitary forward.

  • Clemente Rodríguez
    51
    15
    3.50

    Clemente Rodríguez

    One of the better performers for the home side, Clemente belied his advancing years in a tireless performance down the left, useful in attack and flawless covering at the back.

  • Fernando Gago
    63
    20
    3.00

    Fernando Gago

    Linked well at times with Messi and Pastore, and gave a lovely pass to set up the equaliser. Gave a good case to stake a more regular place in the team.

  • Javier Mascherano
    34
    26
    3.00

    Javier Mascherano

    Rarely called into action as the anchorman due to Bolivia's sporadic attacks, but needed to advance the game with more urgency in the pass from deep.

  • Ricardo Álvarez
    26
    42
    2.50

    Ricardo Álvarez

    Carried over his uninspiring club form to the international arena. Laboured and clumsy in the pass, and gave away far too many balls to kill prospective offensives.

  • Javier Pastore
    59
    24
    3.00

    Javier Pastore

    Failed to take advantage of a rare start in Argentina colours. Brilliant in bursts and hit the post with a great effort, but could not sustain his game over the 90 minutes and too often went missing on the left.

  • Messi
    200
    189
    3.00

    Messi

    The captain was far from his best. The crowd were treated to a handful of his trademark runs and defence-splitting passes, but his usually deadly left foot let him down when Argentina were desperate for a winner.

  • Gonzalo Higuaín
    103
    23
    3.00

    Gonzalo Higuaín

    Robbed of a perfectly valid goal in the first half, but generally was unable to shake off the rabid marking of the Bolivia backline and do the damage in the area.

Substitutions

  • José Sosa
    14
    20
    0.00

    José Sosa

    Came in late in the game, but could not provide the touch needed to gain three points.

  • Ezequiel Lavezzi
    96
    7
    3.50

    Ezequiel Lavezzi

    Galvanised the Argentine team when he entered following Bolivia's goal, and took his chance perfectly to equalise. Unlucky to add to his tally with another excellent chance later in the game.

  • Arias
    11
    3
    3.50

    Arias

    Powerless against the goal, but repeated his heroics in La Plata to once more frustrate Argentina with proactive, faultless goalkeeping.

  • Christian Vargas
    9
    4
    3.50

    Christian Vargas

    Was more than up to the challenge of marking Pastore on the right-hand side, and excelled with a couple of vital interventions.

  • Luis Javier Méndez Moza
    6
    2
    3.00

    Luis Javier Méndez Moza

    Knew exactly what he was tasked to do against the star-studded frontline opposing him, and was more often than not there to break up any attacks which came his way.

  • R. Rivero
    9
    4
    3.50

    R. Rivero

    Did brilliantly to clear off the line and deny Pastore an equaliser, and has every reason to be pleased with his performance.

  • L. Gutiérrez
    7
    2
    3.00

    L. Gutiérrez

    Occasionally caught out by the marauding Zabaleta, but played a conservative, safety-first defensive game which helped Bolivia towards their objective of a draw

  • Walter Flores
    8
    5
    3.50

    Walter Flores

    Part of a sterling midfield effort which helped cut Argentina down in their tracks. Always attentive and rarely caught out of position.

  • Jaime Robles
    9
    2
    3.50

    Jaime Robles

    A terrier in the middle, put in a bruising display which at times crossed the line between tough and illegal but nevertheless nullified a lot of Argentina's attacking potency.

  • R. Cardozo
    35
    10
    3.50

    R. Cardozo Top of the Match

    Man of the match performance from the Bolivar youngster, who refused to be overawed by the names in front of him and made Ricky Alvarez's life in particular a living hell with his tough tackling.

  • P. Escobar
    7
    2
    3.00

    P. Escobar

    The playmaker had little play to create, but tried gainfully against improbable odds when the ball arrived in the Argentina half.

  • E. Rojas
    7
    3
    3.00

    E. Rojas

    The Brazilian-born winger could not repeat his goal-scoring heroics of the Copa America against Argentina, but ran hard and tried to give an attacking dimension with little support.

  • Marcelo Moreno
    20
    2
    3.50

    Marcelo Moreno

    Like all good strikers, made the most of the few chances he received. Smashed a beautiful effort into the roof of the net after being handed the chance by Demichelis' inattention.

Substitutions

  • J. Chávez
    6
    3
    0.00

    J. Chávez

    A late substitution as coach Quinteros looked to run down the clock

  • R. Segovia
    6
    3
    3.00

    R. Segovia

    Took over from Rojas in the second-half and impressed with some strong running down the right, even giving Argentina a late scare with a teasing cross

  • A. Andaveris
    4
    2
    0.00

    A. Andaveris

    Took over from the exhausted Martins in the final minutes, but given no time to shine

Results
Matchday 3
Times In GMT
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
11 2
Messi Messi
Striker
Barcelona
10 3
Radamel Falcao Radamel Falcao
Striker
Monaco
9 3
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
9 0
Felipe Caicedo Felipe Caicedo
Striker
Al Jazira
7 4