South American Sub-20: Argentina started off on the wrong foot against Paraguay

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South American Sub-20: Argentina started off on the wrong foot against Paraguay

The Argentine U-20 team fell 2-1 against Paraguay in his debut match at the XXX Sub 20 South American Championship, that takes place in Colombia with four places for the World Cup in Indonesia this year and three for the Pan American Games in Chile 2023.

In the first stage, Gilberto Flores opened the account and matched Máximo Perrone for Javier Mascherano’s men; in the second stage, Allan Wik from a penalty sealed the match by second date of Group A which was played at the Pascual Guerrero Stadium in the city of Cali.

Argentina, who had the first day off, started the duel trying to break with patience the siege raised by his Guarani peerwho was waiting for him and pressing from midfield.

In a procedure that appeared even, the side Aude, in partnership with Perrone, was permanently in attack position. But even so, the National Team lacked depth and precision so that the ball came clean to Alejo Véliz, the center forward of Rosario Central, who only stalked the goal defended by Angel González after 20 minutes after being enabled by Nicolás Paz.

For his part, the set of former goalkeeper Aldo Bobadilla grouped many players in midfieldfor which reason they withdrew well when Argentina tried to hurt in offense and in attack they bet on their historical strength: the stopped ball.

Nevertheless, when the game loomed flat and almost without emotions, Paraguay would reach the opening off the scoreboard after Aude lost the ball to Flowerswho He advanced a few meters and his shot found a weak response from goalkeeper Gomes Gerth.

The Guarani advantage lasted barely a sigh, because Argentina came out like a whirlwind in search of a draw and He did it after a shipment from the left by Santiago Castro that found Perrone in 9 position to inflate the net.

Since then, Argentina seemed to gain confidence, but before the break Paraguay warned again with Segoviaalthough in this case he found firmness in Gomes Gerth, who thus saved a new fall on the fence.

in the plugindespite the fact that Argentina was superior, a hand in the Di Lollo area caused a penalty that Wik exchanged for a goal.

Played in attack, the National Team had its chances to draw, but was exposed to the Paraguayan counterattack. Near the end, the admitted Facundo Buonanotte collided with a rival and had to be removed from the field on a stretcher.

After his failed debut in Group A, Mascherano’s team will present itself again on Monday 23 at 9:30 p.m. against Brazil, on Wednesday 25 at 19 against Peru and against host Colombia on Friday 27 at 9:30 p.m.

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