For many reasons, the Pumas' win over New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday should rank as one of the biggest upsets in the history of global rugby union.
Coach Mario Ledesma says stunning the All Blacks after a 35-year wait is his finest achievement, hailing his Argentinian team after a long and emotional journey to breaking their hoodoo.
Their victory was more remarkable given their Europe-based players only arrived in Sydney in late October, remaining in lockdown until just days before yesterday's game.
The closest Argentina had come to defeating the All Blacks before was a 21-21 draw in 1985, although they lost by only four points in their last encounter in July 2019.
With their next match - their final Test for 2020 - not for another two weeks, the team have started their journey to rediscovering themselves with a weights session today and midfielder Ngani Laumape led the way with a 170kg bench press.
Argentina captain Pablo Matera, who led by example with a brutal performance at blindside flanker, said he had fully expected the Pumas to beat New Zealand for the first time in 30 attempts.
"We have been through hell and the boys just kept ticking". 'We are so happy - a win against the All Blacks is great for us'.
Their pressure culminated in dangerman Sanchez crossing for the first try of the game, getting on the end of his own chip kick to touch down under the posts.
"But what I think we saw was a team that despite the disadvantage of not playing a lot of rugby. they have come here with massive energy and a desire to prove something to their country which has gone through a heck of a hard time".
"We're getting hit with the discipline with the penalty count, and again we got rattled".
With their reputation on the line, New Zealand finally woke up and skipper Sam Cane crashed over for their opening try on 52 minutes after a nicely worked rolling maul from a lineout.
Caleb Clarke managed to muscle over in the corner for New Zealand after the buzzer but it was scant consolation and failed to dampen the party atmosphere at the Bankwest Stadium.