The Argentine Sub 23 beat Saudi Arabia in the last friendly for Tokyo 2020

The Argentine Under-23 team beat his counterpart from Saudi Arabia 2-0 in Marbella, Spain, in the last preparatory friendlies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which will begin on July 23.

The goals were from Pedro De La Vega (13m. ST) and Adolfo Gaich (31m. ST).

Argentina in the first half did not find the spaces to break a defensive approach of the Arab team. The last line with five men, which became seven at times, was impossible for the national team, beyond the attacks of Ezequiel Barco, the most destabilizing.

In fact, the national team only broke a solid pattern when Barco and Pedro De La Vega’s diagonal climb met, which he defined with a weak shot but slowly got into the goal.

Argentina was encouraged from the advantage obtained and despite the variations found a better performance from a complete control of the ball and the rises by the bands of its shuttlecocks and ends.

And with that formula, that of the overflow, diagonal and arrival of several men to the rival area is that he closed it with a goal from Gaich in the absence of a quarter of an hour.

With this presentation, the Argentine team ended their tour of Spain – on Tuesday they beat Denmark 2-1 – and will fully think about the Tokyo Olympic Games, which will take place from Friday, July 23 to Sunday. August 8.

Argentina will debut on Thursday 22, a day before the opening, against Australia, for Group C, with the aim of winning its third gold medal in the discipline.

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The previous medals were achieved in Athens 2004, with Carlos Tevez as a figure; and in Beijing 2008, with Juan Román Riquelme and Lionel Messi among the highlights.

In addition, Argentina will face Egypt (July 25) and Spain (28), members of Group C.

– Synthesis of Argentina in the match-

Argentina: Lautaro Morales; Hernán De La Fuente, Leonel Mosevich, Nehuén Pérez and Francisco Ortega; Santiago Colombatto, Fausto Vera and Pedro De La Vega; Matías Vargas, Ezequiel Barco and Adolfo Gaich.

Goals in the second half: 13m. De La Vega (A) and 31m. Gaich (A).

Changes in the second half: before starting, Martín Payero (Vargas), Joaquín Blázquez (Morales) and Facundo Medina (Pérez) (A), 30m. Fernando Valenzuela (De La Vega) and Thiago Almada (Colombatto) (A), 35m. Tomás Belmonte (Vera), Ezequiel Ponce (Gaich) and Agustín Urzi (Barco).

Admonished: Fausto Vera (A).

Stadium: Marbella Football.

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