Argentina line-up against Mexico confirmed, DYBALA, Lautaro, LO CELSO start

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Argentina coach Lionel SCALONI has confirmed the Argentina eleven to play against Mexico on Friday.

Juventus man Paulo DYBALA is going to start with Lautaro MARTINEZ in attack. Agustin MARCHESIN will be the starting goalkeeper. SCALONI confirmed the following eleven during a press conference.

MARCHESIN; SARAVIA, FOYTH or MERCADO, FUNES MORI, TAGLIAFICO; CORREA, LO CELSO, PAREDES, ACUNA; DYBALA and Lautaro MARTINEZ

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  1. What is a successful formation. Would those exchanging formations here still stick to their guns if Argentina outscored Mexico 5-2 across both matches? Would we say THIS formation is the best one? It is clear the team lacks familiarity with each other and therefore full confidence. We need to start scoring goals…more goals.. victory will follow.. but scoring more goals and allowing few/ none. Then let us see what everyone thinks here… Scaloni must really focus his lineup based on building the team’s confidence… nothing brings players together than a goal celebration at the corner flag.

    • ” It is clear the team lacks familiarity with each other and therefore full confidence.”

      agree 100% . In order to achieve ‘familiarity’ Scaloni has to start picking the best available 23 after today.

  2. Can anyone pls tell me that why there is Marchesin as GK?! I just want to know, what is the strategic plan behind it? Sometimes some VERY absurding thing happens in the NT which is VERY irritating, right? Just rubbish!

    However, hope for good as always!
    Vamos!

  3. i dont mind the lineup though vs Mexico you need to attack the CBs there mid is above average but doesnt worry you and they dont play vs true talent much… Arg has talent at every position i want to see more vet and youth combos especially before Copa, Arg may not be favorite but are expected to play well and make noise at Copa and with right scheme and players they will, id like to see Ocampos, Lanzini, Driussi, Alario with this team middle aged good young talent like Dybala, Lamela, Icardi… i say thy play with Saravia who is a good defender then going forward and play a flexible 433 with Ascaibar and 5 attacking players with a dual forwrd combo and i dont know if Icardi will ever wrk for the NT his style is too true 9 heavy Inter plays for him and he doesnt move well dont think Arg wants to play this way bc it doesnt have to, i like Dybala and another striker like LM or GS or Kun

  4. Brazil One of the most consistant teams in the world. Scaloni did right tactics against an experianced team with his very less experimntd team. No one cant argue y he used defncv tactics.
    If he lead them to attack No way he cant stop with this less expercd team.

    • Lol there was no tactics against brazil, it was just to take the ball from brazilians by a pushing or fouling them and againt give the back to them.
      Real betis manager showed what is tactics and how to play, football is not just about parking the bus.
      If scaloni continues forget about copa 2019 and again messi will be blamed for the shit decision by AFA, now i really want messi to discontinue with NT.

      • I m not a brz fan.parking the bus is also a tactic used nowadays by coaches. Same brz team and lots of big mgrs using tht idea. Y not arg.
        Scaloni just looking a narrow 1.0 win. Unfortunately nt get it.team played not badly. They got couple of scoring opportunities.
        Respecting and estimating other teams talent is also a tactic.At that game brzns r far better expericd than ours.i m not saying talent wise.
        Sabella also used same system in w.c

  5. No matter whoever it is we need to start scoring Goals… At this point i m Not keen to have Agustin Marchesin as our GK either go for someone young like Gazzaniga who may have to lead us after Copa. Or it’s better to start with Romero who anyway will be our No 1 GK in Copa. Atleast he can get some playing time, which he is never getting at Man U.

    Apart from Romero none of the other GK were not at all tested even in friendlies by most of our past coaches. Scaloni is rotatiting players, He is not trying to build an 11. I get it, He is trying more players and options as a reference for future coach. For an Interim coach he is doing good.

    But come next year he has to finalize an 11 and a 23 because he may have to lead us in Copa.

    With more power comes more responsibility… Ooppsss Spiderman dialogue I guess.

  6. Yes Scaloni
    Finally a simple and clear 4-4-2

    Just missing a classic DM so i think Acuna out Ascacibar in .

    and please ,,,, please no mercado

    Very excited to see dybala in this position with lautaro

  7. Good to see dybala as a 2nd striker…correa n acuna are defensively good. That formation may suit Argentina team…also with that formation messi and dybala can play together..

  8. I like to see Dybala plays in forward position like he played in Palermo
    Not in Messi like position

    In midfield We need Pereyra must be included bcoz he is a box to box player

    • Same here. Maybe that’s where dybala will make the impact with NT. Forward or false 9. His talent is unquestionable & scaloni needs to find the soln.

      • IMO,DYBALA IS A NO.9 .ONLY IF HE CAN SCORE FOR NATIONAL TEAM ,OTHERWISE HIS TALENT IS QUESTIONABLE. NIL GOAL IN 16 MATCHES AS A STRIKER ISNT NORMAL. THAT MUST BE SOMETHING WRONG .MAYBE HE IS OVERESTIMATED OR DIDNT SUIT ARGENTINA

        • Yes. That’s with multiple coaches & Messi being the cornerstone. It’s a known fact that coaches couldn’t get the formation with both of them. Obviously dybala had to play second fiddle.
          If u have seen him in juventus , the question of talent won’t rise. Now let’s see how the coach plays him & how he leverages this. I am looking forward to celebrate his first goal with NT in this Mexican double.

        • First off, Why are you screaming at everyone with capital letters.

          Second, he wasn’t a striker for the 16 games, what are you taking about. And of the 16 gages, he only started 5-6 games. And for the rest, he was subbed in around the 70th minute. Recently, he’s hasn’t done well because scaloni offensive tactics were poor, you can’t expect Dybala to do well when all attackers played poor.

  9. may be most of argentina fans dont understand why i hate scaloni so much. apart from the statistic facing brazil . scaloni ‘s weakest point is choosing the right player for right tactic.he always choose prestigous player for the wrong tactic.

    for example,facing brazil .argentina cant counter attack because we lack of speedy strikers. we are lucky we lost only 1 to brazil,but brazil had many great chances with saravia must had a red card second half defencing neymar. last time two wingers failed .he used dybala and correa as two wingers that is wrong.

    this time scaloni use a short and slow team facing mexico,lets see what happen

  10. —————-Merchesin ————-
    Saravia Foyth Mori Tagliafico
    ———Paredes Ascacibar ——–
    Correa ——Locelso ——Lamela
    Dybala/Icardi

  11. THIS LINE UP IS A 442 ,WITHOUT SOLID DEFENSE MIDFIELD. LACK OF SPEED IN DEFENSE , ANGEL CORREA ,DYBALA,ACUNA,PAREDES,LAUTARO ALL ARE SLOW IN MOTION. FUNES MORI ALWAYS MAKE MISTAKE, TAGLIAFICO WITH ACUNA DIDNT WORK AS BOTH ARE LB .

    LAUTARO AND DYBALA ARE NO.9 BUT BOTH ARE SHORT .442 MUST HAVE A TALL STRIKER. I DONT THINK THIS TEAM WORK WELL.FACING MEXICO B TEAM ,LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPEN

    • MARCHESIN IS A POOR GOAL KEEPER VS NIGERIA FRIENDLY. WE NEED GAZZANIGA,JUAN MUSSO,DAMIAN MARTINEZ. LOOKING AT THIS LINE UP ,MOST OF THE PLAYERS ARE BELOW 180CM SUCH AS DYBALA ,CORREA,LAUTARO,LO CELSO,ACUNA,TAGLIAFICO,SARAVIA. HOW TO DEFENSE CORNER OR FREE KICK? ONLY FUNES MORI ,PAREDES AND MERCADO ARE 180cm ABOVE!

    • Maxilopez830, you retarded barnacle, YOU are the reason Argentina suck. YOU KEEP YOUR IMPATIENT ASS OUT OF HERE< OR YOU KEEP QUIET. WHY ARE YOU SO IMPATIENT, HE HAS HAD ONLY 3 MATCHES. SCALONI IS THE BEST OPTION AND PUTTING ANOTHER COACH WILL RUIN THE FLOW OF THE PLAYERS. I HOPE YOU HAVE A HORRIBLE LIFE, NOBODY WANTS TO LISTEN TO YOU HERE SO STAY OUT!!!!!

      • SORRY , YOU DONT LIKE MY OPINION DOESNT MEAN I AM WRONG. LETS SEE WHAT HAPPEN TOMORROW.

        I DONT AGREE SCALONI IS THE BEST OPTION. I THINK THE BEST OPTION SHOULD BE EDUARDO COUDET OR GALLARDO.

        YES SCALONI ONLY PLAYED 4 MATCHES (2WIN,1DRAW,1LOST)BUT LOOK AT STATS ,LOST TO BRAZIL,DRAW WITH COLOMBIA AND ONLY WIN WEAK TEAMS .THAT DIDNT PROVE SCALONI IS THE BEST.

        DYBALA AND ICARDI STILL NO GOAL ,SCALONI FAIL TO MAKE THIS PLAYERS SCORE FOR NT

        • You put Guardiola or Zidane but you not get result just from the start…
          A team is building …in processing
          So keep waiting
          A new coach after 7-8 matches are hilarious and dangerous and it has negative impact

    • If you change a coach many times it will never make a solution…always give a coach long run…

      Whether it is Guardiola or Maradona or Sampaoli or Scaloni

      • NO ,THIS TIME AFA DIDNT CHOOSE A PROPER COACH, AFTER WORLD CUP ONLY A INEXPERIENCCED INTERIM COACH LEAD NT. SCALONI IS NOT SOLARI ,SOLARI HAS THE EXPERIENCE TO LEAD REAL MADRID B TEAM BEFORE BECOMING THE HEAD COACH OF RM. SCALONI IS AN ASSISTANT ONLY.

        WE NEED AN EXPERIENCED COACH RATHER THAN AN ASSISTANT .

  12. Can Argentina handle pressure without any proper defensive midfield???

    Asciabar instead of acuna would make sense……lo celso could attack as RM

    • LoCelso partnered with parcedes is more than enough for mexico … plus Correa and Acuña both can defend and are fast to counter … Ángel Correa was the missing link from the World Cup .. he is extremely versatile

        • Yes angel correa is certainly not like useless and slow jaoquin correa, that’s why big clubs like liverpool and arsenal wants to buy angel correa but no one wants jaoquin correa, he was best among forwards for argentina against brazil and helped in defence too.
          This shows either you limited knowledge about angel correa or you are just his blind hater like gonzalo.
          If angel correa would be in the WC instead of pavon , he certainly would have make difference.

    • You put Guardiola or Zidane but you not get result just from the start…
      A team is building …in processing
      So keep waiting
      A new coach after 7-8 matches are hilarious and dangerous and it has negative impact

  13. Did not expect to see tagliafico and acuna on the pitch at the same time so will be interesting to watch.
    Out of the four matches played one of the better displays against a strong opponent was the opening 15 minutes of the second half against brazil. this lineup has elements of that shape with the added benefit of some backward pressure from the front. so i am quite keen to see how it gets on and if this turns out to be scaloni’s base shape.
    further this also seems to have potential to transition between back lines of 3 and 4 more smoothly than with the line ups seen so far.
    its not a naturally pacy line up but that shouldn’t be a problem if it can generate overloads which this lineup seems capable of given the multiple position skills of many of the names.
    my only concern is it puts many of the starters and their natural backups on at the same time in the back but that possibly shows some good aggression from the coach

  14. the biggest mexican stars will miss, Herrera, Jesus Corona, Javier Hernandez, Lozano, the young prodigy Lainez, even Vela and Dos Santos brothers, anything else than a clear and comfortable win is tragedy from Scaloni

  15. Interesting … this is what I wanted for the World Cup..4-4-2 with Correa playing on messi’s Side … along with loCelso playing box to box… dybala is playing where Messi’s will play and hopefully Icardi in for martinez and Dimaria for acuna in midfield … maybe scaloni is making progress… !!

  16. The most I like about this line up is the possibility of Sarvaia and Mercado playing next to each other, Saravia will mostly be our RB for years to come and Mercado can just share his experience with him.
    Dybala will finally play as 9 1/2.

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