Argentina suffer shock 2-0 defeat by Bolivia following Lionel Messi’s match day suspension

Argentina were stunned by Bolivia in their World Cup qualifier following the match day suspension of superstar Lionel Messi.

Juan Arce somehow overpowered Argentine defender Facundo Roncaglia to head a brilliant opener for the hosts on the half hour mark.

And it was a surprise 2-0 in the 52nd minute when the Argentine defence fell apart to leave a simple finish for Marcelo Martins Moreno following a brilliant run and cross from Jorge Flores.

Bolivia sit second bottom of South America’s 10-team qualifying table while Argentina are fourth, just two points ahead of Ecuador.

Tonight’s match is the first in a four-game ban for Messi by CONMEBOL and FIFA, who was also fined 10,000 Swiss Francs (£8,111) after being reported to world football’s governing body after a foul-mouthed outburst at an assistant referee during last week’s 1-0 win over Chile.

Despite his suspension, the Barcelona superstar attended to support his teammates.

Messi, 29, was enraged by a decision given by official Dewson Silva during the first half, and was caught on camera verbally abusing the official, reportedly declaring: “f*** off, the c*** of your mother.”
Source – Mirror Football 

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