Argentina line-up confirmed, same XI as first match

Argentina Celebration

Tata MARTINO does not make any changes in his starting line-up for the second match as it will be the same eleven which beat Chile that start.

ROMERO; ROJO, OTAMENDI, FUNES MORI, MERCADO; BANEGA, MASCHERANO, FERNANDEZ; DI MARIA, HIGUAIN and GAITAN.

132 Comments

  1. Mackie

    Just wondering did higuain get the assist for the 1st messi goal lol

  2. pallab

    Website change depressingly emotional not amazing. …….. previous was better

    1. SulaV

      i somewhat agree pallab!!

  3. Caperjack

    the grass was not cut well so passing was not crisp. I still would love to see us play with 2 strikers, Aguero and GH

    1. Argentino Trucho

      Who would you trade for Aguero? Banega? Fernandez?

  4. Jason

    Anyway later guys & Grandpa too. Will be back later to see all of your nice reviews 🙂

  5. Jason

    Mike,
    Sorry there was no more reply button lol. Yes i do think Mexico better choice. I feel like Mexico has that fear but i don’t see Venezuela has any fear at all. If we play in our potential than doesn’t matter who we get to be honest

    1. Argentino Trucho

      That makes sense. But the Mexican team is looking on fire. And each of their games is almost like a home one.
      (My brother-in-law is Mexican, so I’m hoping that they don’t meet Argentina, just so he doesn’t feel bad when Argentina eliminates them.)

  6. Julker9

    Messi was just warming for rest of the tournament, nothing else. But someone needs personality to show he is a legend!

    Messi you are not a leader, but much more than a leader.

    1. Jason

      Well said. I believe too he is not leader like maybe Maradona used to be. Maradona is very vocal and Animated but Messi is opposite but he is majestic on his own way.

  7. david carvajal

    Wow BOO it’s my relax. We won that’s all that matters. Messi played great and does his talking on the pitch enough said. I have seen Maradona and Messi play and I would rather Messi all day.. people have different opinions… now I haven’t been able to see Venezuela play, but I heard they have been doing well.. any feedback on this, since most likely that’s who we will face is if they lose to Mexico.

    1. Jason

      I wanted talk about Venezuela too. They look solid too. I think i will rate them higher than Mexico.

      1. david carvajal

        Oh really?? It seems like we always tend to struggle vs Venezuela and I have never seen them strong in a tournament like this. Can’t wait to see the Mexico game on Monday to see the competition

        1. Jason

          I saw their game against Uruguay and knowing how tight and dirty Uruguay defence are they played really well. Problem is no opposition! It is us. We still need to gear up our game. Still scary to watch. But good to have 3 points

          1. Argentino Trucho

            So you think it would be better for us to play Mexico?

          2. david carvajal

            Yeah our defense sometimes is a little shaky.. and Romero comes out at the wrong time. But hopefully we tighten up for the final stages

      2. NoHateOnlyLove

        lol, rate Venezuela higher than Mexico? This Panama team would beat Venezuela, and by seeing how Panama play, they will beat Chile. Chile is down right horrible..Playing Venezuela is better than facing Uruguay. With Uruguay it’s always a rivalry even if we are better than them, this means, a dirty game and potential yellow/red cards for our players. Thank goodness we won’t play against Uruguay, they would have been nastier than Panama was against us. Neither Venezuela or Mexico is any match for Argentina. And it seems like their only good player Rondon is done for the tournament with an hamstring injury.

        1. Argentino Trucho

          Didn’t Panama have several players who can’t play the next game due to yellow card accumulation? And the guy that got the red card? Can they still beat Chile with the reduced team?

  8. Azim Salam Khan

    Messi is the heart of this Argentina Team for last 10 years. What a servant for the country. He never did anything to defame Argentina……….

  9. NoHateOnlyLove

    This is what Argentina has been missing in past tournaments. When your CB’s and midfielders are scoring goals in a tournament that is a positive sign of a championship winning team. Torres won a world cup without scoring a single goal and he played in every game for Spain back in 2010. I love the team spirit. Let’s be honest, the service to Higuain was not great in the first half, also, the Panama player took the ball off his foot before he tries to kick it at goal, that was not a miss chance, it was good defending from the Panama CB.

  10. Jason

    You know i can speak 4 languages and i know what did he say. I am saying he should not have said now when he meeting with another stupid old man Pele. Obviously every argentine look up on Maradona and that’s how he paying it back.

    1. chalz

      Glad that Maradona got it in the face today…

  11. Jason

    Retard!
    Typical old stubborn shiit!
    Try to understand before you jump your way in you old man. You might break your bone if you jump wrong.

    1. chalz

      Hahaha…

  12. regesteredmember

    ITS A ARGENTINA SITE DOES YOUR JEWDUS WAYS NOT SEEM OUT OF PLACE

    TALK ABOUT AS MUCH CLASS AS ICARDI BUNCH OF MORONS

    A MEDIA SOURSE TOLD YOU SOME SHIT ASO YOU TURN AGAINST ONE PLAYER VS THE OTHER

    ARE U THAT BLIND SERIOUSLY

  13. regesteredmember

    idiots

  14. Jason

    This nothing to with Watching olay you old moron. Obviously Maradona is legendary but what he said is wrong

    1. miskan

      Jason..what are at you at old mundo site

      1. Jason

        Yes.

  15. regesteredmember

    NICE NEW SITE BEING BUTCHERED INTO FACEBOOK MESSI.COM GROW THE FUCK UP

  16. Jason

    You don’t need teach me what is Mundo is! I know better than you. We are not Messi fan boys. We love Argentina and bleed Argentine. You talk about Maradona all the time i started feeling that you are the SON who he didn’t want to have!

    1. miskan

      Lol..ha ha

  17. regesteredmember

    facebook generation who didnt even see maradona play pretend argentina fans

    twitter children games over kids back top your ps4 TWOTS

  18. regesteredmember

    IL SHUT UP WEN YOU GROW UP FAKE FAN

    IM VERY WEALTHY IL FLY ANYWERE ON THIS PLANET TELL ME TO SHUT UP IN PERSON U FAKE FAN

    THIS IS MUNDO ALBICELSTE NOT I WANT TO SUCK MESSIS DICK.COM YOU TWOT

  19. Jason

    Registered member
    Shut up.

  20. Jason

    I did hold my emotions untill now. Whatever Maradona said he should not have said it because his team is playing in a tournament. And he making stupid comment with that RETARD Pele. What a nice way to answer. Leader doesn’t mean macho and talk stupid all the time legend. It means conquer with beauty too.
    Suck it Legend

  21. regesteredmember

    IF YOU WANT TO CHAT SHIT ABOUT MEANINGLESS SHIT KINDLY GO TO GOAL.COM OR FACEBOOK

    IT DOESNT BELONG HERE

  22. regesteredmember

    CAN THE MESSI VS MARADONA FANBABYS KINDLY LEAVE THE BL,OG AND NOT RETURN ITS A ARGENTINA SITE NOT A MESSI SITE

    MARADONA WON A WC ON HIS OWN LIKE A GOD

    MESSI SCORED A GOAL AFTER IT BOUNCED OF HIGUJOKES FACE HARDLY THE SAME THING

    1. Argentino Trucho

      It was just a thought. And isn’t discussing Argentina’s 2 best players in history appropriate for an Argentina blog?

  23. Jason

    Otamendi header was hard to score. Give him some credit boys! Plus i think 4-2-3-1 is way better than dumb 4-3-3. No 1-2 pass and no creativity

    1. Argentino Trucho

      I agree with you there. That goal was amazing.

  24. EnganChe

    Ole, ole, ole… Cada día te quiero más!

  25. Argentino Trucho

    Do you think Maradona is worried that Messi will win a Copa America, and maybe a World Cup and also be Argentina’s top scorer? That would make Messi more successful than Maradona, right?

    1. chalz

      U said it bro…

  26. Jason

    Maradona and Pele can suck it!!!
    But we still needs to improve alot. Banega was doing what he meant to be in second half. Passing machine

  27. Richard

    Messi made all the difference in a very, very mediocre team. He is head and shoulders above the rest of our team. A 5-0 win and still disappointed. The Aguero goal that was disallowed for offside was also great.
    Happy with the 3 points, enthusiastic about Messi performance, satisfied with Aguero and let down by everyone else.
    Hopefully the flattering result does not inspire false hope.

  28. Chainsaw

    MESSI MESSI MESSI!!!

  29. Argentino Trucho

    I feel we can win without Messi, but not in the same style. Didn’t he just get a hat-trick and an assist in 30 minutes?

  30. Assan Ayala

    He came he saw n he conquered soldier field… Then it became all “MESSI” for Panama!! Vamos la albiceleste

  31. EnganChe

    Paradoxically we played better against Chile than we did against Panama in the first half. Messi made all the difference. We are lucky to have him.

  32. fouad-daman

    Any news on dimaria please post

  33. Argentino Trucho

    I’m really happy with the result. Obviously it was against 10 men, but bringing Messi in was magical.

  34. Caperjack

    well, Messi replied to Maradona. This is how i lead amigo

    1. MustB-Albiceleste

      Honestly that was not a response to Maradona. Response for Maradona would be .. Argentina 1 goal down in a big final and then Messi inspired Argentina to 2-1 victory…

      1. Caperjack

        I meant that this game came fresh after the comments. perfect reply

    2. San Isidro

      Well as one member said here…kid something
      “DiMaria is Argentina’s most valuable player”

      I guess Messi is just a sub”

      1. Chainsaw

        Nevermind the bollocks

  35. Ghostdeini

    Amazing Messi! We have a lot to improve!

  36. Rune

    JAJAJAJAJAJA! Perfect second half!!

  37. chalz

    Heard bolivia is out… so that means… Argentina can play the other 11 men… why not?… just play the regulars as subs

  38. regesteredmember

    god bless you messi fan invades the pitch you go to himso he gets his moment

    heart of gold

  39. chalz

    If we would played the same in the first half… it would be definitely 10-0 🙂

    1. jerry dieugeville

      Here for you to shut your mouth forever Mr Maradona

  40. regesteredmember

    Higuain must feel like a dick

  41. Caperjack

    Leo is saying are you not entertained

  42. EnganChe

    Messi! Getting very close to Batistuta’s record!

  43. MustB-Albiceleste

    Panama was good for 3 quarter of the game, then Lionel Messi entered.

  44. chalz

    Amazing… just loved the goal

  45. Caperjack

    messsiiiiiii magic

  46. Chainsaw

    Jawsome!

  47. chalz

    Beautiful Messi…

  48. EnganChe

    GOLLLLAAZZZZO MESSSSSI!

  49. Caperjack

    Messiiiiiiiiiiii

  50. miskan

    boring sub

  51. chalz

    Roy, can we have the comment tab on the top?? … v have to scroll down each time to leave a post

    1. miskan

      yea..i think that too

  52. Caperjack

    why so lazy

  53. chalz

    Hmmm…

  54. Chainsaw

    The awkward moment when Higuain’s face is more useful than his foot.

  55. miskan

    messi goal is funny

  56. regesteredmember

    lazy as hell

  57. Caperjack

    the king is back

  58. Caperjack

    GH scores 36 goals in Seria A and could not score this chance. this is nightmare

  59. Budi Susatyo

    Higuian not again

  60. MustB-Albiceleste

    Higuain …what you need to score a goal 🙁 That was such great chance.

  61. regesteredmember

    tata has change3d his system it was 4231 its now 433

    likely messi ordered it,there sitting back to counter panama its not going to work

  62. MustB-Albiceleste

    It’s bit more play acting from our guys but Panama players are allowing us to take advantages. Those silly Panama guys had every opportunity to win against Chile but they are ruining their own chances by picking up yellows after yellows.

  63. Ghostdeini

    I hate system coaches for National teams, they live and die with their system, look at Tata he is hell bent playing 4-3-3,no matter what! International football is not like club football where you can sell and buy players that fit your system, you must work with what you have and play according to their strengths.
    Man we could be the deadliest team ever if we were flexible.

  64. noori baloch

    That was pathetic to watch. It seemed we were down to 10 men not Panama. No creativity no ball control. How we reached to finals in the last two years . . . .
    And Di Maria,,,,,, not surprised at all

  65. fouad-daman

    Byby dimaria byby copa

  66. NoHateOnlyLove

    Pastore should have started. I made this clear a long time ago. Higuain is isolated,his work rate is great but nobody is getting the ball to him. Get Messi and Pastore on the pitch. Augusto and Gaitan out.

    1. Argentino Trucho

      I would only do that because they are a man down. Otherwise, that wouldn’t be defensive enough.

  67. Argentino Trucho

    I would maybe take out Banega for Messi.

  68. Richard

    What a bad game. We are playing slow, predictable and are easily provoked. Balls bounce of shoes and passing is sloppy. We lose Di Maria again to injury, as usual. A good coach would immediately bring Aguero after the red card to put pressure on Panama defence. But now, we hold on to the same line up and tactic whatever happens. Both team and coach lack creativity.

  69. EnganChe

    We are not playing well at all, what an ugly, physical game. And Di Maria, what on earth is wrong with this guy? He seemed to have gotten injured our of nowhere

  70. MustB-Albiceleste

    Panama is playing the football of 80s and 90s.. don’t have the ball kick and kick..Hope to see much better 2nd half like Chile match

  71. Caperjack

    one more thing, GH is isolated we need sec striker. Tata wake upppp

  72. Argentino Trucho

    If you were going to put in Messi, who would you guys take out?

  73. MustB-Albiceleste

    Honestly Argentina was not prepared for such physical game. Only good thing is a early goal by Otamendi…nothing significant.

  74. Ghostdeini

    maybe I’m sleepy and am seeing it wrong but we are playing badly.
    the defense is shaky defensively and frustrating with this forced build from the back which leads us nowhere, makes us slow and leads to long balls that we never win, at least they can score goals what our forwards can;t do. midfield inexistent and so is the attack.
    one area where our team has become better is play acting, frustrating first half, and now di maria is injured, what a surprise.
    lamela who is not the fastest player looks like usain bolt out there.

  75. Caperjack

    sorry this is panama with all do respect. we should control the game and hit where it hurts

  76. guled

    This is the third tournament di maria is getting injured. I have never seen him getting injured when he was at madrid. Can never trust jorge mendes client.

  77. NoHateOnlyLove

    It doesn’t seem like Di Maria injury was his hamstring. He walk off the pitch so hopefully he can recover for the later rounds.

  78. miskan

    dimaria always bring his mode

  79. Caperjack

    I can not believe it DMaria again is this bad luck or what. Also, why the laziness, rule number one never underestimate your opponent

  80. Rune

    Amazing. Give Aguero 45 mins in one game here and we can add him to the injury list. These two players…..I am lost for words.

  81. Aslam

    HIGUAIN is same OLD Higuian…I thought this time he will show his worth…:(

  82. Argentino Trucho

    I wasn’t able to see what happened to Di Maria? Did it look bad? Will he be out for the tournament?

  83. Aslam

    I hate when Dimaria and Aguero get them self down…again and again…

  84. regesteredmember

    IM NOT IMPRESSED VERY LAZY AND NO CREATIVITY

  85. Rune

    Thanks for trying, Fideo. So it has happened again…..we will see no more of him this tournament.

  86. regesteredmember

    SAME OLD SAME OLD

  87. Assan Ayala

    Saw that coming!!! Anyone surprised???,,,, poor di Maria!!!

  88. Budi Susatyo

    Not again di maria..

  89. regesteredmember

    di maria AGAIN

  90. EnganChe

    Di Maria, NOT AGAIN?

  91. Aslam

    Usual scenario….Dimaria…!!!

  92. tigrawaydegafi

    Eventually some one has to pay, dawn to 10.

  93. tigrawaydegafi

    Panama are playing dirty with out a consequence.

  94. Whizzard

    Vamos Argentina

  95. Aslam

    BIG advantage of Ota-mori pair is..they are goal scorers…!

  96. EnganChe

    Goool, cabezazo de Otamendi!!!!

  97. Budi Susatyo

    Panama apply idiots way to stop Argentina.

  98. Assan Ayala

    Vamos!!! Let’s go for it boys

  99. Rune

    VAMOS!!!!!!

  100. mamoun elpipita

    Panama are going to park the ocean-liner so I hope our boys are ready for a fight because I don’t see this being a goal fest (hope I’m wrong).

  101. Budi Susatyo

    Looking at chile games I still question why we couldn’t previous copa. This chilean is average.

  102. Aslam

    Again the Referee, the 12th man for Chile..!

  103. regesteredmember

    the look on that dumb cops face

    i thought by god socceeerrr was a girlys game,i mean we got guys hugging over here are they fagguurts

  104. El pibe Erik lozano

    Will lavezzi and pastore be available?

    1. niklucky02

      No Pastore please!!!

  105. EnganChe

    That’s fine by me. Vamos Argentina!

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