Just eight minutes of play. That’s when Argentina went ahead 2-0. If you haven’t seen the beginning of the game, by then many people may have started rubbing their eyes, the opponent is not a weak team!
No, Argentina did not play against any weak team today. The Cuadrado-Ospina-Japatas landed against Colombia. Messi went ahead with two goals in the first eight minutes of the first half.
In the third minute, center-back Christian Romero scored a goal by touching the head of Udinese midfielder Rodrigo Di Paul. Atalanta made his centerback debut in the last match, against Chile. He played great in the defense and caught the eye that day, today he caught the eye by scoring a goal. In both matches, Argentina has come to be part of the original XI. Not to be lost.
A glimpse of Paredes after five minutes. The way this PSG midfielder got into the opponent’s box and cut a few people and scored the goal with his left foot in a great placement, many may think that Messi understood the goal!
Thanks to Romero and Pardes, Argentina could not win the match even after this great start. The World Cup qualifiers have drawn again in an important match. Romero’s Atalanta team-mate Luis Muriel and Palmeiras striker Miguel Borha scored one goal each for Colombia.
Two mistakes by the Argentine defenders basically deprived the team of 2 points. This has raised the eyebrows of coach Lionel Scaloni before the Copa America.
Despite leading 2-0, Argentina went on the attack. Lautaro Martinez, Giovanni Lo Chelso and Nicolas Gonzalez were scoring great goals each. Stuttgart winger Gonzalez hit the ball outside the goal. Napoli goalkeeper Ospina blocked Lionel Messi’s free-kick shortly before the end of the first half.
However, the injury of goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez increased the anxiety of Argentina in the first half. For many years, there has been no one reliable under the Argentine goalposts. Martinez’s form as English club Aston Villa was expected by Argentine fans.
Like Romero, he also made his debut in the last match. But he managed to cross a cross in this match and collided with Colombian defender Jerry Minar. When he did not get well after five minutes of care, he left the field on a stretcher, raising fears in the chests of the Argentine supporters. Porto’s Augustin Marchesin was sent off.
Argentina played as well in the first half as they did in the second half. Romero was shown a yellow card for stopping the Colombian attack. He has been shown two yellow cards in two consecutive matches and will not be able to play against Venezuela next September.
In the 49th minute, Colombia got a forgotten penalty from Nicolas Otamendi. The former Manchester City defender was shown a yellow card. Muriel reduced the gap to the penalty.
At the end of the match, Villarreal defender Juan Faith lost the ball to dribble in his own half. From there, Juventus wingback Juan Cuadrado’s cross was blocked by Borha.
However, with a little more effort, Marchesin could have saved the shot. Argentina lost two points after conceding a goal at the last minute.
This condition of the defense before the start of the Copa will make Scaloni worried. For more info about Argentina lost two points, please visit abdsportstv.com