Inter Milan duo Lautaro Martinez and Carlos Augusto were on the receiving end of two shocking defeats in the South American World Cup qualifiers.
In a rare occurrence, the two biggest footballing nations in South America suffered losses on the same night.
At Boca Juniors’ iconic La Bombonera, the world champions succumbed to their first defeat since their shocking loss at the hands of Saudi Arabia in Qatar 2022.
Lionel Messi and company failed to score against Uruguay who emerged victorious with two unanswered goals.
Barcelona defender Ronald Aurajo broke the deadlock in the first half while Liverpool star Darwin Nunez sealed the win with a late strike.
As for Lautaro, he started his match on the bench before replacing Alexis Mac Allister straight after the interval.
According to FcInterNews, the Inter captain almost scored the equalizer for Argentina but the Uruguay goalkeeper Sergio Rochet denied his header.
Nevertheless, The Albiceleste remain top of the table with 12 points after five rounds.
On the other hand, Carlos Augusto was an unused substitute in Brazil’s dramatic defeat in Colombia.
Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli scored the opener early on. However, Liverpool winger Luis Diaz stunned the Selecao with a brace that turned the result upside-down in the second half.
This is another uninspiring result for the Brazilians who find themselves fifth in the standings.
Inter Milan Duo Lautaro Martinez And Carlos Augusto Suffered Shocking Defeats In World Cup Qualifiers
Finally, Inter veteran Alexis Sanchez featured for the whole 90 minutes in Chile’s encounter against Paraguay.
The match ended in a stalemate, with Chile coach Eduardo Berizzo resigning afterwards.
Sanchez played as an attacking midfielder. He dropped back to start plays, thus, he often found himself away from the goal.