Paulo Dybala, Lautaro Martinez, Gio Lo Celso confirmed to start for Argentina

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Paulo Dybala, Lautaro Martines and Gio Lo Celso are all confirmed to start for Argentina vs. Chile.

Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni announced his starting eleven which will play against Chile on Friday.ย  Here’s the eleven:

Marchesin; Montiel, Otamendi, Lucas Martinez Quarta, Tagliafico; De Paul, Paredes, Lo Celso; Dybala, Lautaro, Joaquin Correa

With goalkeeper Franco Armani not fully fit, Agustin Marchesin gets the start. In backline, it’s one we haven’t seen before with veteran Nicolas Otamendi leading the charge. Midfield is one which we saw at the Copa America while the attack is a dynamic one.

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  1. Inclution of lesandro Martinez of aiax would make the centre of the defence stronger…..I am looking forward to his inclusion sometime soon……..there must be consistency in selection……the coach must not bring significant changes in the team every now and then…..I am quite happy to see the selection of midfield players….they are not the best of the world but certainly getting chances to become a good package together….it is not about how good the players are doing for their respective clubs only..because national team is a different ball game. …..whats next ?…..remains to be seen….. .

  2. Attack wise Argentina ahead of Chile but defensively looks very weak plus no solid no5, tough test for Maschrin who is better than Armani no doubt, only playing for River benefited him where Maschrin is consistent since long

  3. My view is the midfield is not solid enough defensively, that requires players to drop deep in order to win back the ball. It’s still ok now because in average the players are quite young but not a good solution in long term. I’d replace either De Paul or Correa by a more defensive player like Palacios or Zaracho. Eventually Paredes by Nico Dominguez or Lisandro Martinez(who plays as DM with Ajax).

  4. Quite happy with the selection for these two friendlies. Although very surprised Kannemann is not there for whatever reasons and Medina not given a chance. As the cliche goes, no one can be 100% satisfied with the selection. Same here.

    Plus whoever the coach is, however good he is, there’ll always be a braindead or couple of braindead selections during their reign. Scaloni seems no different. Otamendi -you can give him a pass perhaps. But Rojo?!!! Rojo??! It’s mindblowing to say the least. Funes Mori selection in the past seems not to be so baffling now.

    • Yes, rebuilding of team and generational change is carrying quickly. We have brand new team, with fresh blood; core of players that are base so that you can feel continuity even if some other names might change.

    • He was not that solid during youth WC, his blunders cost us goals (similar to Cristian Romero performances during Sudamericano 2017). Hot head and problem with decision making. Actually looked like Otamendi on the worse moments. Real potentiall is there but he need to be solid against stronger opponents than Bolivia cause yesterday every of our defenders looked unbeatable.

      • It will be a headache for batista in selecting CBs for olympics. First there are heavyweights like romero, L.martinez then players medina & novillo who were impressive under batista behind them senesi and nahuen perez. Lets see who will be selected

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