It came down to Nicolás Otamendi to save Argentina from a defeat against Venezuela tonight in their World Cup qualifier.
Argentina went 2-0 down to the hosts before Lucas Pratto pulled one back, and then with about seven minutes left on the clock, Manchester City defender Otamendi got on the end of an Ángel di Maria cross to level the score.
Both Otamendi and Zabaleta played 90 minutes at the Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano de Mérida and their late return to Manchester will make both doubts for this Saturday’s derby. United will have a similar issue with the in-form Antonio Valencia on international duty with Ecuador, who have a later kick-off against Peru.
Check out Otamendi’s tidy finish:
— TyC Sports (@TyCSports) September 7, 2016