Aguero saves Argentine blushes

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Any doubts over the fitness of Sergio Aguero were put to bed yesterday, when the Manchester City striker climbed off the bench to score a late winner for Argentina.

After dropping points against Bolivia on Friday, Alejandro Sabella's side found themselves 1-0 down in the World Cup qualifier against Colombia at half-time.

But, Lionel Messi equalised before Aguero struck in the 85th minute to secure a 2-1 victory. Pablo Zabaletta also played the full 90 minutes for a second time during the break.

David Silva made a late impact for Spain as well, helping Vicente del Bosque's side avoid an embarrassing defeat to Costa Rica in central America.

Two goals behind, Silva struck in the closing stages before David Villa's strike at the depth broke the hearts of the hosts, denied a famous victory.

Eden Dzeko was unable to lead Bosnia to Euro 2012 qualification, with a 6-2 defeat in Portugal ending their hopes of a trip to Poland & Ukraine. Stefan Savic will also have a free summer after Montenegro lost the second leg play-off to the Czech Republic.

Gareth Barry played, and almost scored for England in their 1-0 win against Sweden, although his header has now been awarded as an own goal for Daniel Majstorovic. Joe Hart also played the first 45 minutes, whilst James Milner was introduced in the second period.

Things didn't go so well for Mario Balotelli on Tuesday night though, with the striker unable to repeat his efforts from the win against Poland, coming unstuck in a 1-0 defeat to Uruguay.

Nigel de Jong came off the bench in a 3-0 defeat to Germany for the Dutch whilst Vincent Kompany was at the heart of a strong belgium side in their 0-0 draw in France.

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