Two-time world champions Argentina took the lead in the 22nd minute of the first half thanks to a goal from Angel Di Maria in the Latin American Championship match at the Maracana Football Stadium in Brazil. Lionel Scaloni’s disciples finished the first half with this goal.
Lionel Scaloni’s side have taken to the field with five changes from the XI of the last match. Brazil on the other hand with an unchanged XI named on the field.
The Selecao were in possession of the ball at home from the beginning of the day. However, in the statistics of the attack, Dudal was equally equal. But the hosts did not get the desired first goal of the match. Lionel Messi took the lead with the opposite goal.
Then the match was going on for 22 minutes. De Maria broke Brazil’s offside trap with a great throw by Rodrigo de Paul. The star forward led the team by beating the goalkeeper in front with an intelligent chip shot.
After that, both the teams got several chances till the end of the first half but none of them happened. As a result, the first half ended 1-0.
Argentina’s starting XI: Emiliano Martinez, Gabriel Montiel, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Marcus Acuna, Rodrigo de Paul, Leandro Pardes, Giovanni Lo Celso, Lautaro Martinez, Lionel Messi and Anjou.
Brazil’s starting XI: Ederson Moraes, Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Renal Lodi, Casimiro, Lucas Pakueta, Fred, Everton Rivero, Neymar and Richardson.
(Dhaka Times / 11 July / MM)
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