It wasn’t the best of starts for the Argentina U23 team but after falling behind 1-0, the team rallied back to a 3-1 win.
With star man Adolfo Gaich with the senior team, Fernando Batista’s squad had more than enough goals in them to defeat Bolivia 5-0 last week. The second game against Colombia would prove to be a little bit more difficult.
Colombia scored the opening goal but Nicolas Gonzalez drew Argentina level. The Stuttgart man was at the end of a cross as his effort beat the Colombian goalkeeper.
Argentina would take the lead through Matias Vargas. A lovely pentalty to the goalkeeper’s left made it 2-1 for Batista’s team.
Julian Carranza would make it 3-1 and confirm the victory. Carranza received the ball on the edge of the penalty area and his low shot was enough for Argentina’s third.
The team will continue to prepare for January’s pre-Olympic tournament where they will try to qualify for next summer’s games.
Here was the starting eleven:
Joaquin Blazquez; Facundo Mura, Cristian Romero, Lisandro Martinez, Francisco Ortega; Santiago Ascacibar, Nicolas Capaldo; Lucas Robertone, Nicolas Gonzalez, Matias Vargas; Ezequiel Ponce