Sub 20: Argentina vs Uruguay

Hey guys! I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Today we have a big match vs powerhouse Uruguay.  Argentina is looking for their first win in the Sub-20 Sudamericano tournament being played in Ecuador.  It’s Argentina’s second group B match in the Sudamericano.  As you all know, Argentina tied their opening match 1-1 vs Peru. It looks like Lisandro Martinez (Newell’s) or Nicolas Zalazar (San Lorenzo) will replace the suspended Cristian Romero.

Possible Formation:

Argentina: Ramiro Macagno; Nahuel Molina, Juan Foyth, Lisandro Martínez, Milton Valenzuela; Santiago Ascacibar, Julián Chicco; Lucas Rodríguez, Ezequiel Barco, Brian Mansilla; y Lautaro Martínez. Coach: Claudio Úbeda

Stadium: Olímpico de Ibarra (Ecuador)
Referee: Anderson Daronco (Brazil)
Time: 7:15 pm Eastern time

As usual feel free to comment and leave your opinions.  Enjoy the match everyone!







  1. saant

    Lucas Ocampos n Gio Simeone with a goal each for Genoa.
    Dybala n Higuain with a goal each for Juve.
    Alejandro Gomez with a goal for Atlanta.
    Messi scored for Barca.

  2. pablo dennison

    well we need an actual play maker and maybe…..
    “Messi was Iniesta in disguise

    “Nobody is like Andres Iniesta, not in the squad or in world football, that is the problem,” said Luis Enrique before this game.

    It was a fair comment from the coach, although one Messi proved wrong as he played the Iniesta role as well as his own.

    In another delightful performance he turned creator as he laid on several chances for his team-mates, but both Neymar and Suarez shamefully could not finish the wonderful opportunities he presented them with.

    1. EnganChe

      Incidentally, Dybala played as a creative playmaker for Juventus today, behind Higuian and alongside Mandzukic and Cuadrado.

      1. pablo dennison

        EnganChe: very interesting and how did he play their as i did not see the game.

        1. EnganChe

          I haven’t seen the game either, just the highlights but Dybala scored a nice goal. Dybala was deployed as an attacking midfielder, in 4-2-3-1 formation, essentially in the same position he played for Argentina vs Uruguay before being sent off. So I think our attack could in theory be something like this

          Messi ——Dybala——Gaitan


  3. Gonzalo

    Meanwhile Calleri with goal (!) and Lanzini with 2 assist.

    1. saant

      Mateo Garcia started for Las Palmas and scored in their 1-1 draw.
      Valentin Vada scored for Bordeux in their 1-0 win.
      Along with Calleri all 3 scored their first of the season.
      Btw, it looks like the same old story with this U20 team as well.

      1. Gonzalo

        Both Garcia and Vada are interesting players.
        I think Garcia scored his second in the season (the first in Copa Del Rey)

  4. Csabalala

    Ascacibar-XXX-Barco—Torres-Martinez-Conechny, 4-3-3?

  5. Gonzalo

    In next game both Barco and Conechny should start.

  6. Gonzalo

    But Every Argentina conceeded goals of the tournament were so stupid.

  7. EnganChe

    You have to give it to the boys, they are resilient

    1. Juli2014 (Post author)

      A lot of bad luck today. They deserved more.

      1. EnganChe

        Yeah Juli, we have to beat Bolivia now

  8. Gonzalo

    It’s comedy. Sick and tired with this weird penalties. This team cannot to win games that they should win because of number of chances

    1. EnganChe

      Very naive defending

  9. EnganChe


  10. Gonzalo

    It’s time for changes. Conechny? Chicco invisible.
    If they lost I’m not going to watch next game live. It’s dead of night in my country.

  11. Gonzalo

    This team, as the Olimpic, still losing goals in most stupid way. And as the Olimpic this team also has not enough dense midfield. There’s a gap

  12. Gonzalo

    I think we really lack players like Diego Sosa from Tigre, Lovera (Central) as creative one (or Messidoro) and Olivera (River) as LB

    1. Csabalala

      Or maybe Vadala. Lovera and Leonel Rivas are too late prospects. No excuses, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela…a draw would be good today…and this generation is more talented than the last one, easily imo, the 1993’s gen was better too, even without the big absentees, and archieved nothing at home.

  13. EnganChe

    Well, I think the coach tried to address that with a formation change, this game is more like a midfield diamond 4-3-1-2, with Mansilla and Chicco alongside Ascacibar and Barco as as a playmaker.

  14. Csabalala

    Ascacibar can move forward sometimes with the ball, if he wants, the problem he rarely wants, but his passing must improve rapidly, if he wants to be NT’s future midfielder. Maybe Joaquin Pereyra, who a more versatile midfielder than Chicco or Ojeda.

    1. Gonzalo

      “Ascacibar can move forward sometimes with the ball, if he wants, the problem he rarely wants” – agreed

      1. Csabalala

        Barco great talent btw, his close control is mind-blowing. Bolivia beats Peru with two goals, Venezuela plays a draw with this Uruguay, will we eliminate from this weak group?

  15. Gonzalo

    And our fullbacks definitevely are not good

    1. Csabalala

      Valenzuela’s crosses…

  16. Gonzalo

    We are the better team as far. Argentina need calm down in defence

  17. Gonzalo

    Torres was active and good from beginning

  18. EnganChe

    Torres, nicely done!

    1. Juli2014 (Post author)


  19. Gonzalo

    Mansilla is iritating again

    1. Csabalala

      Mansilla is not the biggest problem, the midfield our weakest link, not the attacking section, talented guys one by one, they just suffer from the deficit of the build up, and combinative, quick thinker mindfielders, i will never love Ascacibar, so meh in everything which is not defending.

      1. Gonzalo

        Ahat about me: I was never impressed by Lautaro Martinez

        1. Csabalala

          Martinez seems to me a more technical, much more creative Gio Simeone or Icardi. A striker who knows how to score goals, but can play the game too.

          1. Gonzalo

            For me he is like lazy Aguero

    2. Csabalala

      Btw what gives Ascacibar for the team? Offensively absolute nothing, dominance-wise nothing too, zero impact forward, makes the midfield imbalance, cannot control any game, and the defending of the team still shit with him just like in Olympics. Then? We need Busquets or Kroos-type DMs a la modern football.

      1. Gonzalo

        It’s not about Ascacibar. I think the second CM should be more attacking one while I don’t see. In this match Ascacibar is not attacking one, indeed. But He was against Peru. Did you saw that game?

        1. Csabalala

          Yes, i rewatch every game from YT, my links are so shit live.

  20. Gonzalo

    Again the same shitty pitch?

  21. Aslam

    Aguero has not been able to score a single goal against a team that currently resides in the Premier League’s top-seven this season..!!

  22. pablo dennison

    “Aside from Sergio Romero reportedly saying no thanks to Boca Juniors, Jose Mourinho has confirmed neither of his GKs are for sale”

  23. Dfox1942

    Link for the game?

  24. EnganChe

    Chicco over Ojeda probably a good idea but why is Conechny not starting over Rodriguez?

    1. Gonzalo

      Conechny should play. I think Lucas Rodriguez was our weakest link in last game.
      Uruguay might be toughest rival there.

      1. EnganChe

        No kidding, we are 1 down already

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