Argentina moved to the top of the South American World Cup qualifying group with a 4-0 win over Ecuador.
Lionel Messi inspired Argentina to the victory with a man of the match performance as he found the net along with Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and Angel Di Maria.
Argentina broke the deadlock on 20 minutes when Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero celebrated his 24th birthday with the opening goal from Di Maria's pass.
Messi set up Higuain's goal nine minutes later when he beat three defenders before feeding the Real Madrid hit-man to fire past Ecuador goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez.
Barcelona ace Messi got in on the act just past the half hour mark when he played a one-two with Higuain before sliding home his 23rd goal for his country.
Di Maria completed the rout 15 minutes from time to move Argentina to the summit of the qualifying group.
Uruguay failed to keep pace with Argentina at the top of the group after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Venezuela.
Uruguay took the lead six minutes before the break when Diego Forlan netted with a left-footed shot from Maxi Pereira's cross.
Venezuela stunned the home side when Salomon Rondon struck an equaliser six minutes from time to earn his country a point.
Chile moved into second spot in the group one point behind Argentina with a 2-0 win over basement boys Bolivia.
Chile hit the front right on the stroke of half-time when Charles Aranguiz capitalised on some poor defending to score.
Juventus ace Arturo Vidal put the game beyond Bolivia with a fine solo effort seven minutes from time.