On Monday night, the Brazilian National Team defeated its Argentine counterpart 3-1, at the Pascual Guerrero Olympic Stadium, for the third day of group A of the U-20 South American Championship, which takes place in Colombia. In a commitment where the Scratch did not have many drawbacks, setting foot in the second phase of the tournament.
The commitment had emotions from the beginning, in which the Argentines had a shot from Gino Infantino in the first minute, but it was stopped by goalkeeper Mycael Pontes. Then the Brazilians responded with a quick game, until at minute 8, they put together a good play on the right side, entered the area, crossed, the Albiceleste left the rebound and Guilherme Mafra finished off to finish off the first of the night.
Those led by Javier Mascherano were responding, but it was difficult for them to have versatility in the last quarter of the field. At minute 16, Agustín Giay shot a cross to the far post, Brian Aguirre headed and hit the goalkeeper’s horizontal post. The gauchos continued looking for an equalizer and nine minutes later, Julián Fernández was knocked down in the area and the central judge Gustavo Capo of Uruguay ordered a penalty. Gino Infantino stood in front of the ball, finished off in the middle and Mycael Pontes denied the charge with one of his feet.
Around 36′, the midfielder Andrey Dos Santos recovered a ball at the rival’s exit in the midfield, advanced, eluded several players, entered the area and only had to cross it to the goalkeeper’s right post, to score the 2- 0 partial. Afterwards, Argentina did not have the same reaction to the first goal, with which they immediately ended the first stage.
In the second half, Mascherano made the first two changes, Nicolás Paz and Santiago Castro came on for Gino Infantino and Brian Aguirre. In those first moments, the Argentines had the initiative to look for the tie with some approximations, but the Auriverde maintained the defensive order.
At minute 57, Nicolas Paz received the ball in the middle, looked for the hole and assisted Máximo Perrone into space, the midfielder finished off with a net direction and goalkeeper Pontes stopped the shot without any problems.
Argentina continued to have possession, but they lacked clarity in the final meters of the field. While the Brazilians did not have many problems and tried to recover the ball in the middle of the field, to later counterattack. Then more changes came, Alejo Véliz joined the albiceleste for Julián Fernández and in Brazil Ronal Cardoso and Pedro Silva entered for Guilherme Mafra and Marlon Gomes. In the 66th minute, Paz managed to elude his marker on the right side, he executed the cross to the far post and Véliz finished off with a header, but the goalkeeper had no problem controlling the ball.
In the final minutes at 86, Lautaro Di Lollo brought down Vitor Roque in the area and the judge ordered a penalty. The same affected executed and materialized it in the 3-0. Four minutes later, Paz executed a free kick from the left side, David González headed and scored the discount, with which he later ended the game.
Argentina’s next game in the U-20 South American Championship will be on Wednesday when they host Peru. While Brazil will face Colombia, both commitments are again at Pascual Guerrero.
Juan Andres Arias Arias
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