Argentina have qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games and have also won the tournament with a match left to play.
Agustin Urzi and Nehuen Perez were the two goal scorers for Argentina in their 2-1 win vs. Colombia. It wasn’t the easiest of matches and they held on for dear life at the end but Fernando Batista’s team did it.
Urzi opened the scoring early in the second half with one of the goals of the tournament. A lovely left footed strike from outside of the penalty area was hoofted over the goalkeeper and into the goal to give Argentina the 1-0 lead. However, Urzi would later get himself red carded.
Nehuen Perez would make it 2-0 shortly just minutes later. A corner kick for Argentina as a cross was sent into the area and Perez with a bullet of a header doubled Argentina’s lead.
This is the first time since 2004 that Argentina have won the pre-Olympic tournament. The first time was in 1960 held in Peru, second time in 1964 also held in Peru, third in 1980 in Colombia.
#Sub23 De la mano del @bochabatista y cuatro jugadores surgidos del #Semillerodelmundo #AAAJ, la Selección Argentina se aseguró un lugar en los JJ.OO de Tokio 2020. Nehuén Pérez marcó este golazo para poner el 2-0 parcial. pic.twitter.com/y47TVSrVeg— Me Gusta más AAAJ (@MeGustaMasAAAJ) February 7, 2020