Argentina 1-0 Chile: Messi PK enough after Sanchez hits crossbar
World Cup 2018 South American qualifiers: Lionel Messi scored the only goal from the penalty spot as Argentina ensured that they remained in the automatic qualifying spots with a 1-0 win over Chile. Angel di Maria forced a good save out of Chile keeper Claudio Bravo before earning a penalty for the home side later, which Messi converted. Nicolas Otamendi should have doubled Argentina's lead but he blazed Messi's free-kick cross over the crossbar. Alexis Sanchez almost equalised with Chile's best chance, but his free-kick smashed the crossbar with Sergio Romero well beaten, and Argentina hung on for the win.