Javier Mascherano’s Argentina U20 win 2-0 vs. Uzbekistan


Javier Mascherano’s Argentina U20 team won 2-0 vs. Uzbekistan.

Mascherano has made it one draw and one win in the first of three games to be played in Uruguay. Following the 1-1 draw vs. Brazil on Tuesday, the team played against Uzbekistan on Thursday.

The Argentina U20 team took a 1-0 lead off a free kick. A cross by Axel Encinas into the penalty area found Tomás Kummer who scored with a header.

A foul onto Ovando meant a red card for Uzbekistan. Argentina also played against Brazil with a man advantage in the first game after they had a player that was red carded.

Argentina scored their second goal and once more off a cross into the penalty area. The cross would somehow find Maestro Puch and he would score to give Argentina the 2-0 lead.

This was the starting eleven:

Federico Gomes Gerth
Tomás Kummer
Lautaro Di Lollo
Francisco Marco
César Soler
Lautaro López
Axel Encinas
Agustín Ojeda
Mateo Sanabria
Lautaro Ovando
Nicolás Meaurio

Axel Encinas had this to say after the game:

“Both teams played well. We have been preparing and we are always at our best. With this shirt, you always have to give everything and take advantage of the opportunity.”

The team play Uruguay on September 10.