Muriel made it 3-0 by thumping a shot past goalkeeper Wuilker Farinez after taking possession in his own half and leaving Venezuela's defense in his wake with a rapid counterattack.
Media and pundits such as Lothar Matthaeus blame Loew for tactical mistakes.
Meanwhile, the AFA said Sevilla midfielder Marcos Acuna continued to train separately from the main squad after suffering a hamstring injury against Ecuador at La Bombonera.
Argentina enter the match after defeating Ecuador 1-0 in their opening qualifier at La Bombonera on Thursday. Bolivia suffered a 5-0 defeat to Brazil in Sao Paulo.
Uruguay dominated Chile early at the Estadio Centenario but was in danger of being overrun in the second half. Alexis Sanchez canceled out Luis Suarez's penalty and the visitors threatened to score again before Maxi Gomez's stoppage-time strike.
Argentina have won in La Paz only once in the past 25 years, when they overcame La Verde 2-1 in March 2005. Enditem
Messi put the hosts ahead in the 13th minute at La Bombonera after Lucas Ocampos was scythed down by Pervis Estupinan after a driving run into the penalty area. The 33-year-old now has 71 goals in 139 appearances for the Albiceleste.
The UEFA Nations League is a new competition between national teams that replaced friendly matches which often lacked a competitive edge. It is entering its second season. The four group winners of the top-ranked League A qualify for the UEFA Nations League Finals in June 2021. For the remaining sides, there is promotion and relegation to play for. Enditem
Scotland is leading Group 2 of League B with seven points, the Czechs have six in second place, Israel has two in third.
The coach once again asked for patience with 18-year-old Ansu, who scored against Ukraine in September: "We want him to continue growing in a favorite environment," he commented, saying that "of course" Fati and Adama could play in the same team. Enditem
KUNMING, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Wuhan Jianghan University claimed its first Chinese Football Association (CFA) Women's Super League title, defeating Jiangsu Suning 4-0 in the final here on Sunday.