After the 0-0 draw last Thursday against Paraguay, on date 11 of the South American Qualifiers, the Argentina Selection Directed by Lionel Scaloni prepares for the second match of this triple date Heading for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with tough Uruguay as a rival.
The meeting, valid for date 5 of the competition, which had been pending due to the COVID pandemic, will be at the Monumental Stadium of River Plate starting at 8:30 p.m. and the national team’s main news is the return of Lautaro Martínez, who was dragging a muscular overload and due to this he had not been able to be present in front of the Guarani.
“I cannot guarantee 100 percent that Lautaro Martínez will be there because we have training this afternoon first, but whoever plays will be satisfactory”, had recognized the DT on Saturday at a press conference.
Scaloni’s doubts go through the presence of Gonzalo Montiel or Nahuel Molina on the right side, Marcos Acuña or Nicolás Tagliafico on the left and Gio Lo Celso or “Papu” Gómez in the creation.
The probable XI of the “Albiceleste”? Emiliano Martínez; Gonzalo Montiel or Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi, Nicolás Tagliafico; Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso or Alejandro Gómez; Ángel Di María, Lautaro Martínez and Lionel Messi.
Argentina is second in the table with 19 points (Brazil 27), while Uruguay is fourth with 16, the same points as Ecuador third but with a worse goal difference than Gustavo Alfaro’s.