Sub 20 World Cup: Argentina thrashed New Zealand and won the group

Argentina beat New Zealand 5-0in the Bicentennial Stadium of San Juan, within the framework of the third date of Group A of the Sub 20 World Cup and qualified for the round of 16 as first in the group.

In the match played in that province, Ignacio Maestro Puch scored 1-0 at 13 minutes into the first half and, three minutes later, Infantino scored the second. At 35, Luka Romero made it 3-0 with a great goal from long range.

5 minutes into the second half, Braian Aguirre scored the 4-0 penalty and, at 40, Alejo Véliz closed the win putting the fifth.

Javier Mascherano’s team, which closes the group stage with an ideal score, will continue its path in the tournament when face the third in Group C, D or E for the round of 16 at the Estadio Bicentenario.

On the New Zealand side, Added to the heavy defeat is the 2-0 victory of Uzbekistan over Guatemala, which moves the oceanic team to third place with 4 units. Being one of the best third parties, they will collide with the first of Group C in the same Cuyo venue.

The National Team struck first, after 13 minutes of play, when Braian Aguirre overflowed on the right and sent a cross that goalkeeper Kees Sims came out in a very bad way to intercept, leaving the goal only to Maestro Puch who scored the 1-0. Infantino on the right side of the area took a cross shot and made it 2-0.

Romero dribbling past two New Zealanders in the center circle, faced the rival area and fired a powerful left-footed shot into the left corner of Sims, who had no chance of avoiding the great goal of the Lazio player for the Argentine 3-0.

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In the second part, after 5 minutes, and after the VAR review, The Qatari referee Salman Ahmad Falahi sanctioned a penalty for Argentina for a handball by Aayran Raj on a corner kick, and Aguirre, the Newell’s striker, was in charge of transforming the offense into the fourth goal for the venue. Alejo Véliz in the end, with a header, made it 5-0.

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