Messi on the bench; Higuain sent off: Argentina v Colombia Live

(Sporting Alert) — Both Argentina and Colombia have been reduced to 10-man in their CONMEBOL World Cup 2014 qualifying match, while captain Lionel Messi started on the bench for the home side.

Argentina v Colombia Live

Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain has been sent off for Argentina, while defender Cristian Valencia Zapata gets the matching orders for Colombia.

Higuain had started up top with Sergio Agüero, with Messi, who had been bothered by an injury starting as a substitute.

Javier Mascherano, Ángel Di María, Ezequiel Garay and Pablo Zabaleta all start for Argentina.

Meanwhile, Monaco new signing Radamel Falcao leads the attacking line for Colombia in a game they are hoping to win.

Argentina v Colombia

Argentina: Romero, Zabaleta, Federico Fernandez, Garay, Rojo, Mascherano, Biglia, Montillo, Di Maria, Higuain, Aguero
Subs: Orion, Campagnaro, Peruzzi, Messi, Palacio, Augusto Fernandez, Guinazu, Basanta, Brana, Lavezzi, Lamela, Andujar

Colombia: Ospina, Armero, Yepes, Zapata, Zuniga, Aguilar, Sanchez, Ramirez, Rodriguez, Martinez, Falcao
Subs: Mondragon, Cuadrado, Muriel, Guarin, Perea, Mejia, Medina, Carlos Quintero, Gutierrez, Torres, Mosquera, Vargas

Referee: Marlon Escalante (Venezuela)

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