Argentina starting XI confirmed vs. Australia in Beijing


Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni has named his starting eleven for the match vs. Australia in Beijing.

Lionel Scaloni has made two changes to the team which started the World Cup final. As expected, Marcos Acuña starts in place of Nicolás Tagliafico.

Alexis Mac Allister does get the start, despite reportedly having a bit of fatigue. Up front, Nicolás González starts for Julián Álvarez. Here is the starting eleven:

Emiliano Martínez; Molina, Cuti, Otamendi, Acuña; De Paul, Enzo, Mac Allister; Messi, Di María, Nicolás González.


  1. LOL. Pezella Is the MOM.
    J/k. We look a bit rusty in passing, which is very Understandable. Lets not take anything away from Ozies. They pushed very hard but our defense was enough for them. We had a great work out. We needed this after a long break. Messi was being Messi. If we dont concede Messi would always be decisive one way or another.

  2. Quick Sumarize
    1,Garnacho is weak at one on one .actually at this stage he only has speed nothing more . I prefer Gianluca Prestianni or Zeballos but the later was injuried .

    2, Lo celso is far more better than Mcallister

    3,Enzo didn’t improve alot from EPL ,A bit overrated ,a better Version of Paredes . Can we try Equi Fernandez (Boca) or even Redondo, De paul as number 5?

    4, De Paul didn’t play well ,perhaps he is better to be number 5 right now .Instead we need Soule,Equi Fernandez or even Zapelli .

    5, Messi can’t be a false 9 ,first half Messi is the number 9 ,Mcallister as a number 10 but failed.

    6, Gonzalez ,Acuna are good but molina is below averaged.

    Scaloni should prepare a team without Messi, the whole team need to bring in new blood . This match we didn’t show enough skill or strength to tackle australia.


    • DUUUDE, come on man!!!

      1) Garnacho has shown more than once in the EPL that he can beat his man one on one, yes he failed to do it in this game but it’s an incredibly small sample size to make far reaching conclusions
      2)Lo Celso is better than Mac in some aspects but Mac is more of a 90 minute player. We are lucky to have them both.
      3)Are you seriously suggesting trying raw and emerging talents as a pivot, you can’t be serious
      4)De Paul improved significantly in the second half, perhaps you did not notice
      5)Messi scored a golazo as a false 9, hello!!!!
      6) Molina is the best RB we have had in years and one of the best in his position worldwide

      P.S. Csbalala, MaxiLopez is a new Gonzalo, except much much much more ridiculous, pay attention lol

  3. This is proving to be a decent test for us, a physical team who is not afraid of us. We need a better passing sequence and a bit more quality in the final third.

  4. For U.S. viewers, the game is gonna be on CBS Golazo network even though it doesn’t show it as next and Free PlutoTv App if you have it and it does show that its coming up next.

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