The Argentinian national team started with the right foot their road on the South American Qualifiers to the 2022 Qatar World Cup. After winning the first game against Ecuador with a goal scored by Lionel Messi, the team led by Lionel Scaloni beat Bolivia 2-1with goals scored by Lautaro Martínez and Joaquín Correa.
The game was tied 1-1 when Correa scored the winning goal in the 79th minute and became the unexpected hero of the Argentinian national team. The 26-years-old player from Lazio had entered from the bench 20 minutes ago, replacing Lucas Ocampos. The last time Argentina had won in La Paz was in 2005, when the squad was coeched by Jose Nestor Pekerman.
Correa was born in Juan Bautista Alberdi, Tucumán, on August 13, 1994. He started playing at River Plate when he was 11, but was unable to adapt because he missed his friends and family. That is why a year later he joined Estudiantes de La Plata, where he played in the youth divisions.
He made his debut at 17 years old in a game against Banfield. Thanks to his talent, in 2014 he arrived to Sampdoria for about 10 million dollars. Later, he joined Sevilla, where he met the Argentinian manager Jorge Sampaoli, who called him for the first time to the Argentinian national team. In August 2018, he signed a contract with his current club Lazio.