The Argentine team of Lionel Scaloni faced his Brazilian counterpart in San Juan, already classified for the Qatar World Cup 2022, on the 14th date of the South American Qualifiers and the result was a 0-0 tie. Minutes later, thanks to the defeat of Chile against Ecuador, the “Scaloneta” took his ticket to the next World Cup in Qatar 2022.
Next, we review the 1×1 of the Argentine footballers in the Superclásico de las Américas on this Tuesday night, with Rodrigo De Paul as the most outstanding one more time.
Emiliano Martínez (6): Although they did not come to him clearly many times, when they approached him, he responded with the usual confidence.
Nahuel Molina (5): Vinicius drove him crazy, especially in the second half.
Cristian Romero (7): Until he was injured in the second half, he played a very good game, with his enormous firmness on the mark as usual, going out to cut convinced that he was going to win, and doing so.
Nicolás Otamendi (5): It is true that his complement was great, winning almost all the crosses, but he should have been sent off by an elbow in the first half, and from there there is no other analysis to do.
Marcos Acuña (5): It was not a good meeting of the “Egg”, arriving at the wrong time more than once and without being able to show his ability offensive characteristic.
Angel Di Maria (5): Some good deeds looking for centers to the area, but little more than that. Far from the “Angelito” that we know.
RODRIGO DE PAUL (8): The best of all, without discussion. He is the soul of the team, because he always sacrifices himself to score and play, because he never leaves you to gamba, because he infects his teammates, because he puts on and shines with the ball and without it. Bestial.
Leo Paredes (5): He could not weigh in the game with his filtered passes or his usual clean start.
Gio Lo Celso (4): Of the weakest clashes that are remembered of the former Central with the Albiceleste. Disconnected, doing what the play did not ask for. He was replaced in the ET.
Lionel Messi (5): It was noted that he was not 100% from the physical and the footballing point of view. He lost many more balls than usual, and although he showed some glimpses of what his game is, he could not be decisive for the team where he is captain, reference and figure.
Lautaro Martínez (4): Very little participation in the first half, which earned him the change in the second 45 ‘. He did not have clear plays to define, and he did not become strong in his skirts either.