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Ecuador vs Argentina

Competition – World Cup Qualifying

Stadium – Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa

Date: 11th October 2017

Kick-off time – 00:30 GMT

Ecuador play host to Argentine in what will be the last chance for the Argentines in this game.

Messi and Co. are expected to win this game at all cost and it will be interesting to see how the already eliminated Ecuador approaches the game also.

The Ecuadorians win over their visitors in the reverse of this fixtures in 2015 remains their biggest achievement in this qualifying series – they will be hoping to complete the double over the Lionel Messi led side in this game.

They are out of contention for a place in Russia and will be playing this game just for pride as well as the bragging rights as the team that stopped Argentina from qualifying for their first World Cup since 1970.

Their recent form is not good as they have lost their last 5 games leaving them with 20 points from 17 games, 5 less than Argentina.

Argentina will be looking for nothing but 3 points no matter how bad their performance is after 90 minutes.

The Argentines did everything right in their last game but failed to score a goal as they were held by Peru.

Their destiny is currently in their hands as a win in this game would guarantee them a playoff spot and if the results of Colombia, Peru, and Chile’s game go their way, they will book their ticket to Russia without the need to go through the playoffs.

Their performance against Peru was a good one and if they play that well in this game, they can make it to at least the Playoffs.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Ecuador 

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Ecuador 1-2 Peru Sep 5, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – CONMEBOL
L Brazil 2-0 Ecuador Sep 1, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – CONMEBOL
W Ecuador 3-1 Trinidad and Tobago Jul 27, 2017 International Friendly
W Ecuador 3-0 El Salvador Jun 14, 2017 International Friendly
D Ecuador 1-1 Venezuela Jun 9, 2017 International Friendly

Argentina

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Argentina 1-1 Venezuela Sep 6, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – CONMEBOL
D Uruguay 0-0 Argentina Sep 1, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – CONMEBOL
W Singapore 0-6 Argentina Jun 13, 2017 International Friendly
W Brazil 0-1 Argentina Jun 9, 2017 International Friendly
L Bolivia 2-0 Argentina Mar 28, 2017 World Cup Qualifying – CONMEBOL


H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Argentina 0-2 Ecuador Oct 9, 2015 World Cup Qualifying – CONMEBOL
Ecuador 1-2 Argentina Apr 1, 2015 International Friendly
Argentina 0-0 Ecuador Nov 16, 2013 International Friendly
Ecuador 1-1 Argentina Jun 11, 2013 World Cup Qualifying – CONMEBOL
Argentina 4-0 Ecuador Jun 3, 2012 World Cup Qualifying – CONMEBOL

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