This match will be anything but friendly. Chile, the South American champs, will take on an angry Argentina team on Mar. 24 in a Conmebol World Cup 2018 qualifier at 7.30 p.m EST. Leo Messi and his men will be out for blood and you can watch the live stream here.
It’s being called the showdown in Santiago. This is an important game for both Argentina and Chile who have yet to secure their spots in the World Cup. These two teams are neighbors, have played each other many times and know each other very well. Catch all the action on the live stream by clicking down!
This is a revenge match for Argentina because they lost the Copa America Final to Chile in 2015, less than a year ago. It may be early in the qualifiers, but these two teams have a lot to prove to their countries and there is still a lot on the line.
Argentina is off to a very slow start only winning one of their first four qualifiers with a record of 1-1-2. Chile however will be hosting the game with a record of 2-1-1. Argentina may have their hands full in this road game.
Leo Messi, 28, is not just a team player, he is a god, a freak of nature, a one off. Leo may be the best player in the game but his teammates have not been giving him the help he needs lately. Their defense has specifically been out of sync and they will need to stop Chile’s Alexis Sanchez if they are to win this one. The Argentinians need to come together as a team if they don’t want to drop two in a row to the Chileans.
The match comes during turbulent times for the Chileans. Just two months ago the squad was shocked when they saw their coach Jorge Sampaoli resign abruptly after disagreeing with the national governing body. They will need to remain focused to get a win against Leo, who can easily carry his team on his back.
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Will Messi go off for a hat-trick in this grudge match? Does Chile have a chance to beat the Argentinians a second time? Let us know who you got in this South American showdown!