Today is the beginning of a dream for these Argentina Under-20 players. Argentina opens up their tournament today vs Peru. Argentina is the current holding champion as they won the same tournament back in Uruguay 2015. A lot of our greatest players and legends took part in this tournament including: MESSI, MARADONA, ZABALETA, LAVEZZI, JUAN PABLO SORIN, RIQUELME, and even RAMON DIAZ!
Our possible starting lineup for tonight is:
Argentina: Ramiro Macagno; Nahuel Molina, Juan Foyht, Cristian Romero, Milton Valenzuela; Santiago Ascacibar, Pedro Ojeda; Brian Mansilla, Ezequiel Barco, Lucas Rodríguez; Lautaro Martínez. COACH: Claudio Ubeda
I’ve posted here the first round group matches and TV channels.
Here’s the tournament’s calendar:
18/01/2017 Riobamba Group A Colombia – Paraguay
Riobamba Group A Ecuador – Brasil
Ibarra Grupo B Argentina – Perú
20/01/2017 Riobamba Group A: Brasil – Chile
Riobamba Grupo A: Ecuador – Colombia
21/01/2017 Ibarra Group B Perú – Bolivia
Ibarra Grupo B Argentina – Uruguay
22/01/2017 Ambato Group A Brasil – Paraguay
Ambato Grupo A Ecuador – Chile
23/01/2017 Ibarra Group B Perú – Venezuela
Ibarra Grupo B Argentina – Bolivia
24/01/2017 Riobamba Group A Paraguay – Chile
Riobamba Grupo A Colombia – Brasil
25/01/2017 Ibarra Group B Venezuela – Bolivia
Ibarra Grupo B Uruguay – Perú
26/01/2017 Riobamba Group A Colombia – Chile
Riobamba Grupo A Ecuador – Paraguay
27/01/2017 Ibarra Group B Uruguay – Bolivia
Ibarra Group B Argentina – Venezuela
In exactly 9 hours time , argentina u20 will be playing against the uruguayan team. Let’s hope we go one better and win this. Vamos Argentina !
Sampaoli daily speaks about Lionel and his talent but he could have done a favour for Messi by just taking over the coach job for NT when offered… Lionel was so interested in having him then… alas now we have a clown and AFA backs that clown of a coach no matter what rubbish he says and does… hey AFA they themselves are trash… trash can.
Who can save Argentina and Lionel?
Brazil under 20 drew 0-0 earlier with chile
Carlitos arriving in style
The only moment that i missed Tevez was when Higuein failed to convert the golden ball of Kroos. Am 10000% certain that Tevez w’d never miss such balls. He has a real hard balls of Maradona and could ve won the hero claim even as a sub in zat final.
Luckily this group is a joke with Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia…
Yes, Gonzalo, I was just gonna say, red card notwithstanding, Romero was excellent in possession and with his passing, a tiny bit like Bonucci or Pique.
But Cristian Romero who got red is crucial CB IMO. I saw him many times in Primera and even Copa Sudamericana and he is most promising Argentina CB in this category despite to be often too bold. I don’t know we have good sub instead.
Pretty obvious he couldn’t keep his cool and tackled purely out of frustration. A big lost indeed for him and argentina
I think he didn’t deserve for the first yellow but it’s past now.
Conechny added some spark, he should start next time
Yes I absolutely agree to that enganche. Practically tore Peru’s left/central side of defense with his trickery. Only down side now is the unavailability of our best central defender ( Romero ) for our nxt crucial game
What’s the name of the number 16 for Argentina?
He play some what like Sergio Busquet. This guy will sign for a big club in no time.
He plays for a big club already, it’s called Club Atlético Boca Juniors 😀
P.S. I know, I know…. you meant a La Liga club 😉
I know he plays for Boca, just saying a bigger club will sign him. This is not the Boca side of the 1990’s/early 2000’s. Maybe he will sign for Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club.🇨🇳😃
I think barco and conechny are quite impressive. Also we played quite well in the second half and were more integrated to each other. Finishing was our only downside. Ascacibar is such a matured player. He’ll definitely take over as our primary defensive midfielder very very soon
Barco needs pitch in good condition. Conechny and Chicco instead Rodriguez and Ojeda.
True I can imagine if barco played on a good pitch. Could do wonders with his excellent ball control and footballing intelligence. Also, our det pieces are horrendous !
Gol, carajo, gol!
They should have scored 2 at least.
Apparently Romero was too ambitious
We are missing chances left and right a la Higuain…
Yea, lets act like Higuain does not have one of the best goal per game ratio for Argentina. Get over the world cup already, it was a mistake pass by Kroos, if he (Kross) didn’t make that back pass then Argentina wouldn’t have had that chance.
Yes, let’s act as if Higuain was only culpable once, memory loss?
I mean, against Chile in 2016, Higuain alone made that chance happen for Argentina, other than that the team created no clear cut chance for over 120 minutes..
it does not matter how the games were panning out as hig missed 4 chances, not 1 or 2 or 3 but 4 in 3 finals-simply a choker and i dont care what his games to goal ratio is/was as when we needed him the most…guess what-choked.
as you would say…end of story…
Lol Romero thinks he a striker 😀 too ambitious for a centre-back
Second half much better as far. But what is best strength of Barco – dribbling- is almost impossible with this lawn.
Barco should have scored though
The only minor excuse we could offer is the altitude of 2,225 m in the city we are playing at.
Both are terrible Gonzalo, the pitch is bad but we have no penetration whatsoever…
Players are too far each other. Especially in the middle, where Barco is playing.
Yep, Ojeda should be filling that void
Yes. again with 2 too defensive-minded midfielders.
I don’t know what’s worse: the way Argentina is playing or green condition. Hard to watch. No connection between players.
How is their gameplay so far guys? Still on my way back from work. Heard they’re down by a goal 🙁
We have possession but it’s disjointed so far.
Okay. We should score soon then by god’s grace
Anybody watching? A goal for Peru out of nowhere, a long distance shot and a big of a deflection.
Any online link for the U20 games?
Thank you! Argentina is down by one goal already.
Will be watching the game in a while. Hope this current crop of players give us something to cheer about. vamos argentina!
To be honest I have no idea what the team can do. Of course there are names like Ascacibar and Barco, which are among most promising players not only in South America, and there are few others already noticed, but no one knows what the team will reach. They may win the Sudamericano and lost the group stage as well. As it was in previous U-20 team that won Sudamericano and didn’t pass through group stage in World Cup. No doubt the coaching factor must be critical here. Is this team a real TEAM?
“Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: Argentinians care more about Pep Guardiola’s future than my progress”
an interesting read but we have to remember this is the same media that takes pride is trying to destroy messi and the same media that should be shouting for players heads to be removed from the n/t but do nothing.
it seems even our own media want us to fail and enjoy it when we do.
lets kick some ass…vamos Argentina
Yeah, let’s kick some ass! 🙂
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