Erik LAMELA expected to start for Argentina

Erik Lamela Argentina

Erik LAMELA is expected to start for Argentina on Tuesday when they play Venezuela.

Argentina will be without Lionel MESSI and Paulo DYBALA when they visit Venezuela but according to reports, we do have our starting eleven. It looks as if the line-up we reported a few days ago, will be the final one. Marcos ROJO is set to start at left back after serving his one game suspension which means Emanuel MAS will be on the bench.

Ever BANEGA will start in place of Paulo DYBALA and Erik LAMELA appears to have won a starting spot as he would start on the right side ahead of Nicolas GAITAN. Here would be the line-up:

ROMERO; ROJO, FUNES MORI, OTAMENDI, ZABALETA; MASCHERANO, BIGLIA; DI MARIA, BANEGA, LAMELA; PRATTO

3 Comments

  1. EnganChe

    I’m inclined to agree with Bauza’s decision here, I feel like Gaitan plays much more often on the left and I would not even mind Di Maria being dropped for Gaitan.

  2. SulaV

    Lamela>Gaitan>SOSA>>>>>>>Dimaria !!!

  3. sandy

    i wish to see bauza making two changes: replacing rojo with ansaldi or tagliafico. eversince 2011, we have been playing with ten players and rojo!

    the second change i want to see is nico gaitan becoming an important part of the team. if we really want to win the wc 2018, he should be a key player along with messi. his position should be ahead of maria but here it seems like bauza trusts other attacking midfielders more than him!

    i do hope that bauza will make these changes in time.

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