Argentina doubled its goal tally in South American qualifying for the World Cup in beating Copa America champion Chile 2-1 on Thursday.
Argentina was the runner-up in the 2014 World Cup, but has been below par in qualifying for Russia in 2018. It had only two goals in its first four qualifiers, and had to come from behind against Chile.
Felipe Gutierrez scored for Chile in the 10th minute, but Angel di Maria leveled in the 19th and Gabriel Mercado got another five minutes later.
It was a bad start in qualifying for new Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi, who replaced Jorge Sampaoli.