The first half was one of the best by Argentina in recent memory with two goals and it could have been more.
Despite scoring twice, it was Peru which came close to opening the score. A chance for Peru as Armani came out to close the angle and the forward’s shot went wide. After a check on VAR, no penalty was taken and we remained score less. Argentina came close to scoring minutes later, a low pass was sent into the area and Lautaro Martinez opted to take the shot rather than letting it run for Nicolas Gonzalez who was behind him.
Argentina would score after great play. Nicolas Tagliafico, back from injury, with a lovely play with Nicolas Gonzalez and Gonzalez would score from inside the penalty area his second goal in two matches. The team was not done yet.
Lionel Messi, who was tracking back and making passes helped create the second goal. His pass onto Leandro Paredes lead to Paredes playing it into Lautaro Martiez as Lautaro would dribble around the goalkeeper and score to double Argentina’s lead.
Scaloni would make one change early in the second half as Lucas Ocampos would come on for de Paul. Lionel Messi would get tripped inside the penalty area but no check by the referee or by VAR as play would continue. Messi would get a scoring chance, one which he created. A run towards goal saw him beat a defender but his shot would go just wide.
Nicolas Gonzalez would come off for Angel Di Maria and Alejandro Papu Gomez on for Lautaro Martinez as the last change of the match.
🎥🇦🇷O gol marcado por Nicolas #González na partida da Argentina diante do Peru, pela 4ª rodada das eliminatórias.— VfB Stuttgart Brasil (@vfbstuttgartbr) November 18, 2020
Mais um gol do ala-esquerdo do VfB Stuttgart!pic.twitter.com/BWUAX9M7QL
THE PAREDES AND LAUTARO LINK UPPPPP pic.twitter.com/L6f3DHZMXI— Galu (@PSGalu) November 18, 2020
Nico gonzales, lautaro martinez future strikers
Locelso and emi bundia, dybala future playmakers
And a crop of young defenders waiting
And musso for future goalkeeping our future is bright no world beaters or superstars but a line up who can beat anyone ❤️❤️
We created a lot of good opportunities and could have scored a couple more.. however we were very vulnerable to attack in the back and there was little build up play.. a more technical team (FIFA top 20) could have easily scored 2-3 goals on us.
We must solidify our defense and our midfield must be more active than aggressive.
Conceding 2-3 goals are not that big thing as u thinking. Brazil conceded 2 against this peru. Portugal conceded 2 against croatia and naturally in a tight big game clash even big strong defense concede 2 times. Until now apart from goalkeeping and right back our defensive play is decent we can see improvement. Against fast good attacks our defense may struggle as armani is a bad goalkeeper our rb montiel is shaky as hell and otamendi is old and become slow so he will struggle to counter pacy technical attackers
Happy with 4 points. Hope we qualify with ease n peace.
Why Armani still!
He’ll kick the team in 2022 World Cup!
The great kick the ball on the air Mr.Armani you are useless. please learn from peru GK. Peru is better than argentina overall play. technically they are all sound good. when peru player are putting pressure GK armani getting nervous and kick the ball on the air. so he cannot be a good GK against good attacking teams like spain, france, nigeria. he is spoiling the game.
Mr.Scaloni, Please change him on next match or else you will pay the price. if peru forward players are good armani would be fired. what a fantastic play bey gareca team.
Awesome 35mins of first half & we pocketed the match. Maybe we relaxed a bit in 2nd half . But for sure the match was dusted in first 45mins. Locelso, Nico g, parades , lmq, tagli, messi , lautaro all did well.
Only disappointment – Emi martinez not even in sub bench. Maybe Scaloni’s answer to all fans crying for a modern GK. He is showing who is the boss.
Armani played okay. Surprised Martinez wasn’t even on the bench. But Armani looks weak on set pieces ESPECIALLY the two free kicks into the area.
Happy for this win. Expecting scaloni will add Cristian Romero in this squad before copa.
Messi missed quite a few chances and also didn’t pass the ball first time where we could have scored.overall happy with first half display since we have won
Seemed like he was a bit indecisive in the second half. Still played very well with many key passes being made
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