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Without Messi, Di Maria and Lautaro Martinez sealed an ideal group for the National Team

Without Messi, Di Maria and Lautaro Martinez sealed an ideal group for the National Team
Without Messi, Di Maria and Lautaro Martinez sealed an ideal group for the National Team

The Argentine national team confirmed his favoritism and beat tonight Peru by 2 to 0, in Miami, within the framework of the third date of Group A of the America Cup of USA.

In the match played at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, the forward Lautaro Martínez He opened the scoring 2 minutes into the second half and, in the 42nd minute, the Inter Milan attacker himself scored the second.

With this result, the team of Lionel Scaloni took first place in Group A and will play the quarterfinals on Thursday in Houston at 10 p.m.

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For their part, the Peruvians were eliminated from the competition in the first phase after 29 years.

In the first quarter of the game, the team today directed by Walter Samuel and Pablo Aimar He imposed conditions from the beginning and sought to open the scoring with several aerial balls that generated danger in the rival field.

As the match progressed, Peru settled in on the field and matched the pace of the first half, which was absolutely albiceleste.

Two minutes into the second half, the Argentine national team broke the zero on the scoreboard with a goal from Lautaro Martinez. After a series of passes in the Peruvian field, the ball was left to Angel Di Maria a few steps from the crescent and the Benfica player from Portugal put a great pass into the void for the scorer, who defined with subtlety and scored the 1-0.

From there, Argentina took control of the match and, after 25 minutes, had a very clear chance to extend the lead. After a thorough overflow by Gonzalo Montiel, the defender threw the center but the ball bounced off the hand of Jesús Castillo and referee Ramos awarded a penalty that Leandro Paredes was in charge of finishing off and making it crash into the right post.

Towards the end of the match, in the 42nd minute, Enzo Fernández returned a clearance from Aldo Corzo with a long ball and the ball fell to Lautaro Martínez who went one-on-one with the Peruvian defender. Corzo fell on his back as the Inter Milan forward advanced and defined over Gallese and scored the second goal.

Summary of Argentina vs Peru for the Copa America

2024 Copa America USA – Group A – Third date

Argentina – Peru

Stadium: Hard Rock, Miami, Florida

Referee: Cesar Ramos (Mexico)

VAR: Guillermo Pacheco (Mexico) .

Argentina: Emiliano Martinez; Gonzalo Montiel, German Pezzella, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico; Exequiel Palacios, Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso; Alejandro Garnacho, Angel Di Maria and Lautaro Martinez. Coach: Walter Samuel – Pablo Aimar.

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Peru: Pedro Gallese; Oliver Sonne, Carlos Zambrano, Alexander Callens; Aldo Corzo, Sergio Peña, Bryan Reyna, Marcos Johan López, Wilder Cartagena; Paolo Guerrero and Edison Flores. DT: Jorge Fossati.

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Second half goals: 2 and 42m. Lautaro Martínez (A).

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Second-half substitutions: At start. Jesus Castillo for Wilder Cartagena (P); 10m. Gianluca Lapadula for Paolo Guerrero (P) and Jose Rivera for Edison Flores (P); 17m. Franco Zanelatto for Bryan Reyna (P); 20m. Nicolas Gonzalez for Alejandro Garnacho (A) and Enzo Fernandez for Giovani Lo Celso (A); 31m. Valentin Carboni for Angel Di Maria (A), Guido Rodriguez for Leandro Paredes (A) and Cristian Cueva for Marcos Johan Lopez (P); 37m. Lucas Martinez Quarta for German Pezzella (A).

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Incidents in the second half: 26m. Paredes (A) missed a penalty kick.

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