The dynamic duo of Sergio AGUERO and Lionel MESSI are set to start for Argentina against Russia.
The team is in Russia and are training with SAMPAOLI having all his men at his disposal for just over 48 hours. The coach has already held a few training sessions and the media is already talking about the rumored starting eleven.
If the rumored line-up is to be believed, Jorge SAMPAOLI will be going with Barcelona’s all time leading goal scorer Lionel MESSI up front with Manchester City’s all time leading goal scorer, Sergio AGUERO. Here’s the rumored eleven to start against Russia on Saturday:
Sergio AGUERO and Lionel MESSI up front
ROMERO; MASCHERANO, FAZIO or PEZZELLA, OTAMENDI; SALVIO, Enzo PEREZ, KRANEVITTER, LO CELSO, DI MARIA; MESSI, AGUERO
While this is still the rumored line-up, there was another one which was floating around on Tuesday which was slightly different.
Line-up from Tuesday
ROMERO; FAZIO, MASCHERANO, OTAMENDI; Enzo PEREZ, KRANEVITTER, LO CELSO, RIGONI; MESSI, AGUERO, DI MARIA
The difference between the two line-ups (in terms of players) is that RIGONI would start ahead of Benfica’s Eduardo SALVIO. However, Jorge SAMPAOLI has been known to make changes and while these two line-ups are very similar, we could still see some more changes before the match on Saturday.