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Aguero double as Argentina down Bosnia

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Edin Visca (centre) of Bosnia-Herzegovina controls the ball as Jose Basanta (left) and Javier Mascherano of Argentina defend.photo: AFP
Edin Visca (centre) of Bosnia-Herzegovina controls the ball as Jose Basanta (left) and Javier Mascherano of Argentina defend.photo: AFP

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero scored twice as Argentina secured a 2-0 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina in football friendly here on Monday.

Playing without superstar striker Lionel Messi, Argentina dominated the tempo most of the match against the Bosnians, who like the Albiceleste, have already booked their place at next year’s World Cup in Brazil.

In-form Aguero opened the scoring on 40 minutes after Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic was unable to snuff out the danger which ensued after a cross from Napoli’s Federico Fernandez. Aguero doubled his tally on 66 minutes, rifling a left-footed shot past Begovic following a swift break in the area.

Argentina, with only one loss in 12 matches, were coming off a goal-less draw with Ecuador three nights earlier.

That lone defeat came at the hands of Uruguay in a qualifier after a 2014 World Cup berth had already been secured.AFP


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