The Argentine soccer team will receive Peru, led by Ricardo Gareca, looking to take a new step to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, again with the support of the fans at the Monumental stadium.
With the captain Lionel messi As the main attraction, the Selection returns to present itself to its public, after the great triumph of last Sunday 3-0 over Uruguay.
In the midst of the idyll with the fans, who once again sold out the available tickets to occupy the 50% of the capacity, the team led by Lionel scaloni will try to stretch his undefeated 24-game since July 2019 and, at the same time, take a new step towards qualification by Qatar World Cup, which will begin in November of next year.
The national team is located in the second place with 22 points, six behind the leader Brazil and the same distance took Ecuador and Uruguay, the main persecutors, even with the pending ruling of the classic suspended in Brazil.
Peru, on the other hand, is outside of everything since it is in the seventh position with 11 points, and not even with a historic and unprecedented victory in Buenos Aires will he be able to reach the repechage zone, which for now belongs to Colombia.
This will be the closing for the last triple qualifying date of this year, since from November two matches per international window will be played again.
Argentina’s next commitments will be on November 11 in Montevideo, in the Champion of the Century stadium against Uruguay; and five days later against Brazil, at home, at the stadium of Bicentennial of San Juan.
A victory against Peru will leave very well positioned to the champion of America, since -with one game less- he will maintain the advantage of six points when 18 will remain in play until the end of qualifying, scheduled for the end of March.
After the goalless draw in Asunción against Paraguay at the start of the series, the national team returned to give the fans an unforgettable night against Uruguay, as had happened in September against Bolivia.
The triumph opened after a difficult start, with important responses from the goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez and after a new genius of Messi, who installed a new way of breaking nets with goal-assist when looking for enable Nicolás González.
Later, the soccer show also featured Rodrigo De Paul, the partner of the “10” who, in addition to taking over the midfield more and more, also marked the second goal. Before the third game in a demanding week, Scaloni gave no indication of the formation against Peru but announced that he will perform some “tweaks”.
The doubts go through the sides, where Gonzalo Montiel and Nahuel Molina compete for the right zone, while Nicolás Tagliafico and Marcos Acuña they do it for the opposite sector. The rest would be the same team, with the possible return of Angel Di María by Nicolás González.
Peru comes to this meeting after a hard defeat in the height of La Paz against Bolivia (1-0) when he was already playing with one more player, due to the expulsion of a rival, which overshadowed the good victory against Chile (2-0) in Lima.
Gareca’s team will also face the match with many important casualties, since the experienced Luis will not be there Advíncula, Paolo Guerrero, Renato Tapia, Raúl Ruidíaz, André Carrillo and Edison Flores.
Peru needs to add in order not to get away from the illusion of qualifying for second time in a row at the World Cup, something that has not happened for almost 40 years, when Argentina 1978 and Spain 1982 played. Peru He could never beat Argentina as a visitor, and suffers a long negative streak of 13 games: his last victory was in the Copa América in Bolivia in 1997 (2-1).
By qualifying, the last antecedent of a Peruvian victory is even more distant, since it was in Lima on June 23, 1985 (1-0).