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Hernan Crespo scored the only goal of the game Argentina beat Ecuador 1-0 in their World Cup qualifier in Buenos Aires.

Crespo scored on the hour mark to maintain Argentina’s unbeaten start to the qualifiers and take them top of the group.

In the other game in of the night, Chile overcame Bolivia 2-0 in La Paz to improve their hopes of reaching the finals.

Goals in each half from Moises Villarroel (38) and striker Mark Gonzalez (59) were enough to secure the points for Chile.

STANDINGS
Argentina 1-0 Ecuador

Scorer: Hernan Crespo 60
Halftime: 0-0

Teams:
Argentina – 1-Pablo Cavallero; 4-Clemente Rodriguez, 2-Roberto Ayala, 6-Gabriel Heinze, 3-Juan Pablo Sorin; 5-Luis Gonzalez, 16-Pablo Aimar (8-Juan Riquelme, 56), 15-Andres D’Alessandro, 18-Mariano Gonzalez (11-Carlos Tevez, 46); 19-Cesar Delgado (14-Nicolas Burdisso, 65), 9-Hernan Crespo.
Ecuador – 1-Jose Francisco Cevallos; 4-Ulises de la Cruz, 3-Ivan Hurtado, 17-Giovanni Espinoza, 18-Neicer Reasco; 20-Edwin Tenorio (9-Ivan Kaviedes, 67), 5-Alfonso Obregon, 16-Kleber Chala (11-Agustin Delgado, 64), 15-Marlon Ayovi, 19-Edison Mendez; 14-Carlos Tenorio (8-Franklin Salas, 74).
Referee – Martin Vazquez (Uruguay)

Bolivia 0-2 Chile

Scorers: Moises Villaroel 38, Mark Gonzalez 59
Halftime: 0-1
Attendance: 40,000

Teams:
Bolivia – Jose Fernandez; Oscar Sanchez, Juan Manuel Pena, Limbert Pizarro; Danner Pachi, Leonel Reyes (Joselito Vaca 60), Carmelo Angulo, Alex da Rosa, Roger Suarez (Luis Gatty Ribeiro, 46); Joaquin Botero (Limbert Mendez 46), Jose Castillo
Chile – Nelson Tapia; Ricardo Rojas, Rodrigo Perez, Jorge Vargas, Rafael Olarra; Rodrigo Melendez, Moises Villarroel (Claudio Maldonado, 56), Fernando Martel (Rodrigo Valenzuela, 75), Mark Gonzalez; Patricio Galaz (Mauricio Pinilla, 56), Marcelo Salas.
Referee – Claudio Martin (Argentina)

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