Colombia meets Argentina at Roberto Melendez’s home field in the framework of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in South America. Both sides are determined to win a victory against a nasty opponent. That explains why Colombia and Argentina launched the strongest possible squad at the moment.
Classy names in turn play in the home team’s shirt. Goalkeeper David Ospina, defenders Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina, midfielders Gustavo Cuellar, Mateus Uribe. On the attack, coach Reinaldo Rueda’s army possesses notable cards such as: Duvan Zapata, full-back Juan Guillermo Cuadrado are arranged to play as a true winger.
On the Argentine side, superstar Lionel Messi played from the beginning. Lautaro Martinez takes on the role of No. 9. Meanwhile, the midfield is handled by 3 names: Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso and Rodrigo De Paul.
With a superior staff, Argentina actively raised the squad right after the opening whistle. Messi and his teammates soon found joy. In the 3rd minute, from the ball hanging on the right wing of Rodrigo De Paul, center-back Cristian Romero jumped to head the net Ospina.
After the opening goal, Argentina played more and more excited. In the 8th minute, the away team had a goal to double the difference. This time, the scorer was Leandro Paredes.
Receiving 2 quick goals, Colombia put all its attack power. However, the home team could not find a goal in the first 45 minutes when William Tesillo and Zapata all missed unfortunate opportunities.
After many efforts, Colombia had a goal to shorten the score in the 51st minute. Striker Luis Muriel had an accurate shot from the penalty spot, making the net for Argentina.
At the end of the game, the game was very dramatic. Minutes 90+4′, the home team equalized 2-2 when Miguel Borja shot high to knock down goalkeeper Agustín Marchesin. At the end of 90 minutes, the two teams drew 2-2.
Argentina dropped three unfortunate points in the final minutes of injury time of the second half. Meanwhile, individual superstar Messi also had a disappointing performance.
Final result: Colombia 2-2 Argentina.
Scoring: Romero (3′), Paredes (8′), Muriel (51′, P), Borja (90+4′)
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Mr. Nguyen | 08:11 09/06/2021