It wasn’t a pretty game for Argentina and the scoreline was probably more than fair for BAUZA’s men.
The first half saw Ramiro FUNES MORI scoring his first goal of these Qualifiers for Argentina and honestly speaking, that was pretty much it for Argentina in the first 45 minutes. Sergio AGUERO had a free kick which was saved by the goalkeeper, other than that, no real chances for the Albiceleste. Lots of high balls and crosses to the forwards without any link-up player or passing. The midfield just didn’t exist.
The second half was more or less all Peru and their first goal was coming. Peru wasted a lot of chances in the second half to take the lead and looked likely to be the next to score but it didn’t want to go in for them (at least not yet). The introduction of Ever BANEGA saw Argentina regain possession of the ball and string a few passes together which ultimately lead to Pablo ZABALETA sending in a nice little pass to Gonzalo HIGUAIN who chipped the goalkeeper to give Argentina the lead. However, it didn’t last very long.
A terrible back pass by Javier MASCHERANO saw the ball land to a Peruvian player and Ramiro FUNES MORI (who, aside from this challenge was having an excellent match) take the player down as Peru were awarded a penalty which Sergio ROMERO guessed the right way but the ball was well placed and Peru had tied it.
Another lackluster performance from Argentina following their trip to Venezuela last month. Up next is Paraguay on Tuesday in Argentina with Nicolas OTAMENDI and Ramiro FUNES MORI both suspended having picked up yellow cards in this match.
Edgardo BAUZA has come out and stated he might call-up a replacement CB as both FUNES MORI and OTAMENDI are suspended.
Here’s the goal by Ramiro Funes Mori. pic.twitter.com/VBraOloXqj
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