The Argentina starting eleven is out with Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez and Angel Di Maria starting up front.
Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni has his starting eleven and with the only doubt being between Nahuel Molina and Gonzalo Montiel, it’s Molina who gets the start. Marcos Acuña starts in place of Nicolas Tagliafico with Angel Di Maria back in the eleven with Nicolas Gonzalez on the bench. Here is the starting eleven:
Emiliano Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuña; De Paul, Paredes, Lo Celso; Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, Messi
We wasted quite a lot of chances today! Le Celso would have shot the chance in the box. Di Maria wasted a few easy chances today. He had an off game. Di Maria is best for the team attacking us not the other way round. But don’t worry too much. On a good day, Di Maria will score a goal among those chances. I don’t see Nico score goals, his passing is subpar too, but he has energy of a young Di Maria, likely a better player overall against a defense team.
Referee didn’t help us either. At the end, he gave Peru one min to play another corner but once we got a free kick, he stopped the game right away.
just got home, how was the game, did Martinez stop a PK or was it completely missed???
He stopped it by getting into the guy’s head and convincing him it’s better to shoot it wide than becoming a meme.
Penalty missed! Yoshimar Yotún (Peru) hits the bar with a left footed shot.
just saw otamendi and romero making fun of the missed pk video lol
Ha ha… I’m loving this duo.
We won and get 3 points. Papu Gomez should have been given a chance especially in the second half after the team looks exhausted and satisfy with 1-0 leading. Palacios also need more time time to play.
Overall a good game by Albiceleste, the result proved it !!
Di Maria is nothing but headles chicken in left side, I thought that is already a basic thumb rule in Argentinian Football. Wtf.
Nico getting chance ahead of Papu looks weird. I’m getting Meza Pavon vibes seeing him.
Gonzalez brings speed, Peru were tired so it was a good move in my opinion, Papu should’ve still played regardless
Meza pavon didn’t play in Europe
Lack of concentration in the second half. A lot of bad first touches, late reactions and bad passes.
We look tired in second half. Should have put in Papu or Nico in ADM place earlier. The left side is dead.
Emi is so intimidating. He could deflect penalty with force.
A penalty is 50% mental game.
Why Di Maria is still on the field?!!
I’m so mad at this Brazilian mofo ref!! He is
ruining the match
Lautaro is approaching 20 goals in just 3 years and has scored 10 goals in competitive games.
Haters, you can play FIFA and put Foyth as your foward to score.
This DiMaria on the left-wing never works really. His crosses from the left aren’t good enough. But it seems they are intentionally attacking from the left wing more often with DiMaria. So maybe it’s a strategic decision. Playing Dimaria on the right side and constatntly overlapping with Messi wouldn’t work either I think, since the Peruvians are jamming the midfield area and both Messi and Dimaria tend to go inside. So, in a way, it makes sense. I wonder whether Nico instead of ADM would have helped more.
its funny how every half a dozen games or so every coach falls again and again for the seduction of di maria deep on the left wing. I almost find it comedic lol.
even funnier when you just recently literally won a tournament doing the opposite of that.
Stop bashing ADM. He delivers when it matters the most.
Just a reminder Lautaro is only 24 yrs of age!!
Age will not be a problem
Good first half, Peru was lucky the goal didn’t come earlier.
Di Maria is forever a hero but he has off games and even when he is good he has many off moments.
Can anybody help me understand why peru scare to 0lay through the midfield??
Di Maria shouldn’t be in the first 11!!!! Correra or
Kevin, Lautaro scores a header assisted by a real attacking fullback Molina. Not a real right back Foyth not on the bench again.
Lautaro is weak in the air my a$#!:
EnganChe He misses many chances,against Uruguay we have seen that against top defence he lacks finishing. Alario Icardi and Aguero takes better header. You are obsessed with Lautaro see his performance in Champion League. Lautaro is good player but not puer no. 9.
Against Uruguay and Paraguay Argentina suffered in right flank all attack came from right flank.Mollina has defensive lapses but he is good player too
That’s also because messi plays at right and except 1-2 occasions he doesn’t track back and help
What a beautiful football from Molina and Toro. This is what Toro is made off.
A very Crespo style goal from Lautaro!
Hopefully they wont go to the defense mode.
Okay they have hit the defense mode……..WTF it might not be good in the long run
Good …..play the price by conceding a goal….I am sure they still wont learn the lesson
Dibu is a monster……….OMG LMFAO
They should at least be 2-0 up if they are playing defensively. I hope they learn their lesson sooner rather than later.
Di Maria is really a garbage player and he needs to be benched
This is why we need player like Martinez up front , let’s fucking go Argentina
Di Maria is really a garbage player
What type of plastic fan are you ? Because he is having an okay game , you consider him as garbage. But when he scored the winning Copa final you was praising him.
A good chances by ADM against the parking bus, Finishing is little bit sour so far
Di Maria and a chance!
Di Maria back to headless chicken mode
Peru is always difficult. I don’t recall an easy win over them.
i dont get the yellow card rules..someone explain?
I’m assuming from the last blog on this site that yellow cards don’t get erased. If this is the case then if u receive a yellow in qualification match back in March then it carries over to the round in October. In my opinion it’s kind of stupid.
My favorite lineup.
It’s asado time
All credit to our coaching staff that he can start different players for one position. It’s been lot of work behind the background and now finally working off.
Scaloni is never afraid of starting two ultra attacking fullbacks.
Nico over ADM what the heck………
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