The Argentina U20 team secured a 1-0 win vs. Peru to stay alive at the Sudamericano.
Javier Mascherano’s team can still make the next round of the Sudamericano in their hopes to qualify for the 2023 World Cup. After losing their opening two matches against Paraguay and Brazil, it was a goal by Gino Infantino which gave Argentina the win and a lifeline in the tournament.
Mascherano made nine changes from the previous team which lost 3-1 vs. Brazil and it got him the win. It was a cross into the penalty area off a free kick and a header back to the captain Infantino who scored a header from close range.
The team kept a clean sheet as the goalkeeper Herrera came in for Gomes Gerth and Nico Paz was back in the eleven. Peru did not create too many chances throughout the match as Argentina had most of the ball.
Argentina are now on three points in the group and have one last match in the group and that is against the hosts Colombia. A win for Argentina will see them into the next round of the Sudamericano while a draw or a loss will have them eliminated. Here are the current standings:
Brazil, 3 matches: 7 points
Paraguay, 3 matches: 7 points
Colombia, 3 matches: 5 points
Argentina, 3 matches: 3 points
Peru, 4 matches: 0 points
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