Lionel Messi of Argentina during a match between Germany and Argentina. Peru hosts Argentina in CONMEBOL 2014 World Cup qualifying on September 11, 2012. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Argentina look to continue their hot streak in qualifying when they go away to Peru. Follow @SBNationSoccer
For the third time this qualifying cycle, Argentina has to go away on Tuesday night. They've experienced mixed results, losing to an average Venezuela side but defeating a very good Colombia side. How they perform in Lima on Tuesday is anyone's guess.
Peru haven't had a great qualifying campaign thus far, but they do have two victories at home. Unfortunately, they might be without one of their best players due to injury. Jose Paolo Guerrero came out of their last match with an injury and isn't certain to start against Argentina. The team news is a bit more positive for the Albiceleste, who get Javier Mascherano back. Rodrigo Braña played well in his absence, but Mascherano should get his place back in the Argentina team.
Alejandro Sabella's new formation -- a 4-2-2-2 or 4-2-3-1, depending on who you ask -- with Lionel Messi in a free role behind Gonzalo Higuain is currently working wonders. Rinaldo Cruzado and Luis Ramirez will have their hands full attempting to deny Messi the ball.
Game Date/Time: Friday, 9:25 p.m. ET, 8:25 p.m. local
Venue: National Stadium, Lima, Peru
TV: beIN Sport