Goals from Angel Di Maria and Lautaro Martinez gave Argentina a 2-1 victory in Chile on Thursday in their World Cup qualifier as the visitor collected the points without Lionel Messi.
Argentina opted to rest Messi after his COVID-19 infection yet his Paris Saint Germain teammate Di Maria stepped up to give the visitor the lead with a trademark curling shot from outside the box after 10 minutes.
Chile’s English- born striker Ben Brereton equalised in 10 minutes later when he sent a fine looping header over Emiliano Martinez.
Bravo was getting ready to be subbed when Rodrigo de Paul fired in a fierce drive from 30 meters, and with the goalkeeper only able to parry the shot, Lautaro Martinez followed up to slot home the rebound.
The result was a big blow for Chile’s hopes of qualifying for Qatar. It is seventh, on 16 points, in the 10-team South American qualifying group with only 3games to play.