In a new workout field behind closed doors in Ezeiza, the Argentine National Team worked this Tuesday the physical part and played football in order to receive this Thursday Ricardo Gareca’s Peru in the Stadium Monumental, by date 12 of the South American Qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
On the agenda of this wednesday a virtual conference is scheduled for 12 o’clock in charge from coach Lionel Scaloni, while at 4.30 pm there will be an initial 15-minute practice with limited capacity, although in case of rain the income of the media will be suspended.
Argentina started the labors accompanied by the physical trainer Luis Martín, who divided the squad into groups to carry out actions of speed, coordination and flexibility.
After the physical part, Scaloni led the tactical works in confined spaces during 20 minutes. Later some actions of mechanization of defensive movements with pass to attack and definition. The archers practiced with Martín Tocalli for 30 minutes, before joining the group work.
The attacker Joaquin Correa, that suffered a myalgia in the hamstring of the left leg, worked in a different way on the playing field with one of the campus kinesiologists and it would not be the game against the Inca selected.
With Peru in sight
For said duel, Scaloni has in mind to place Angel Di María and Marcos Acuña in the starting team. The outputs of both against Uruguay were due to physical issues due to the demanding schedule, with an overload of matches and without much rest in the middle between what happened in the Copa América and the triple qualifying date due to the refusal of European clubs to give in to footballers last March.
Di María, replaced against Uruguay by Nicolás González, rested until he entered the complement. The aim was to shoot him with the corresponding care for one of the great figures of Paris Saint-Germain, from where he reached the limit and started in the 0-0 against Paraguay, as a visitor.
In fact, In the passages that had contact with the ball against the Uruguayans, Di María was noticed slowed down and above all in the chance he had against goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, in which he defined fairly.
Another variant would be the return of Acuña to the left side by Nicolás Tagliafico, the most dangerous arrivals from Uruguay took place at the start, which ended with the spectacular saves bydra Martínez and a shot at the post by Luis Suárez.
The evolution of Acuña’s ailment -which can provide projection, but also order in the closing- made it clear that it was thought input to give you rest to the Sevilla player to have it ready Thursday against Peru.
The doubt Until now it’s on the other side. Nahuel Molina, from Udinese, he won the position to Gonzalo Montiel only because the now Sevilla defender was not optimal from the physical.
The possible eleven would be then with E. Martínez; Montiel or Molina, Christian Rosemary, Nicholas Otamendi, Acuña; Rodrigo From Paul, Leandro Walls, Giovani The Celso; Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Di Maria.
Of course Scaloni will not show the cards before the game with the aim of adding a new victory that brings him closer to the Qatar World Cup and, incidentally, extend their record of 24 games without defeats.
In addition, La Albiceleste will seek to continue with another great positive streak: four games without yellow cards. In fact, the classic river plate -that is usually of great friction- concluded with a 3-0 favorable for the Argentines and rarely there were no yellows for either side.
Waiting for the ruling for the suspended meeting with the leader Brazil (28), Argentina is positioned in second place with 22 points, six more than Uruguay and Ecuador and with a seven advantage over Colombia, currently in the playoff zone.
Peña would be the holder
Midfielder Sergio Peña wore this Tuesday sensibly recovered from an annoyance and could be a starter in the Peruvian national team, that you need to add to have expectations of participating in Qatar 2022, with a view to the game against Argentina, scheduled for this Thursday on the River Plate court.
The 26-year-old who plays for Malmo in Sweden was included during the day by coach Ricardo Gareca in different tactical exercises what took place on court of Velez Sarsfield.
Pain, who was a last-minute low in last Sunday’s 0-1 loss to Bolivia in La Paz, seemed recovered from the discomfort in the lower back that afflicted him.
The steering wheel, responsible for a victory in last week’s 2-0 win against Chile, would share the second line of midfielders with Cristian Cueva and Gabriel Costa.
Another modification that the Gareca Tiger is evaluating would consist of the return to the left band from the point marker Miguel Trauco, who has already met the sanction date, instead of Marcos López. Due to different injuries, midfielders Renato Tapia and André Carrillo, as well as striker Paolo Guerrero, did not enter the squad.
A probable formation from Peru I would understand Gallese; Advíncula, Ramos, Callens, Trauco; Aquino, Yotún; Rock, Cave, Coast; Lapadula.
The Inca squad will hold the last training session this Wednesday, before the game, on the premises of Casa Amarilla, in Boca Juniors.