Argentina vs Uruguay Copa America LIVE Football Score 19 June 2021
Argentina face Uruguay in the second fixture in the Copa America 2021 at the Mané Garrincha stadium in Brasilia. La Albiceleste and Chile played out a 1-1 draw in Rio de Janeiro where Lionel Messi’s first half lead through a wonderful free-kick was cancelled by Eduardo Vargas after the break.
It will be interesting to see whether Agrentina boss Lionel Scaloni would opt to pair Lionel Messi with Lautaro Martinez or Sergio Aguero against Uruguay. Martinez hasn’t had the best start to Copa America this time and there is a possibility of Aguero pairing up with Messi upfront. Another dilemma facing Scaloni would be to bring back Cristian Romero into the starting line-up and drop Lucas Martinez. If he decides to play three centre-backs then Nicolas Tagliafico might miss out on a starting berth.
Suarez observed,”They (Argentina) are very strong up front but I can also make use of the frailties that every team has. With Leo (Messi) I have a friendship,” said the 34-year-old. “But, obviously, on the pitch there is no friendship. It’s the same as when I had to face him playing against Barcelona and against Argentina.”
They are the two most successful sides in the history of Copa America. Uruguay are the 15-time champions, while Argentina have lifted the glittering South American trophy 14 times. But the two heavyweights have struggled in the continental tournament for some time. (More Football News)
Uruguay last won the title a decade ago, in 2011. But Argentina are winless since 1993 despite playing four finals after that in 2004, 2007, 2015 and 2016. On Saturday, Argentina and Uruguay go into their Copa America encounter with neither team having won in three games since November. And the two sides seem unsure about which players to select for the Group A game at the Mane Garrincha stadium in Brasilia.
The winner could ultimately go on to top the group and avoid an early knockout-stage meeting with defending champion Brazil, who are in Group B, along with Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has received criticism since his team’s opening 1-1 draw against Chile, a game that came a few days after a 2-2 draw with Colombia in World Cup qualifying. Scaloni appears unsure whether to use three or four defenders against Uruguay. He could also bring back Cristian Romero in the center of his rearguard in place of Lucas Martínez Quarta.