Posted June 02, 2012 on AP on Fox
Argentina scored three goals in nine minutes to overpower Ecuador 4-0 and move atop the South American World Cup qualifying standings on Saturday. Argentina looked like the team it's expected to be with Sergio Aguero opening the scoring in the 23rd, before Gonzalo Higuain doubled the advantage in the 30th, taking a through pass from Lionel Messi. Messi scored two minutes later, this time passing to Higuain who returned the ball for the Barcelona star to drill it high into the net. Angel Di Maria added the final goal in the 76th. The Gauchos improved to 10 points in five matches. Chile has nine in five. Uruguay has eight, but has played only four. Venezuela has eight in five games. Ecuador has six in four matches. Argentina was dominant from the first minute at River Plate's Monumental Stadium in the Argentine capital. It was perfect in the nine-minute scoring spree, slipping quick passes past stunned Ecuador defenders. Aguero scored from a shot in the area after taking a perfec...
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