The Argentine national team He is looking for a victory against Ecuador in Goiania that will deposit him in the semifinals of the Copa América. In that instance already wait Colombia, who won 4-2 on penalties against Uruguay, after drawing without goals in the 90 minutes.
The match is played in at the Pedro Ludovico Teixeira Olympic Stadium in Goiania, and has the arbitration of the Brazilian Wilton Sampaio and live televising of Public TV and TyC Sports.
It is good start of the game for Scaloni’s team, which presses near the area of Ecuador that, faithful to the ideas of its coach, Gustavo Alfaro, he prepared to attack from counterattack.
In that tune, barely The National Team took two minutes to test goalkeeper Galíndez, with a nice right hand from Lautaro Martínez, who ten minutes later returned to finish off the goal, although this time the defender Arbolera saved, with a header.
An error in the departure from Ecuador, left Messi hand in hand against Galíndez, but the left stick denied the Argentine captain the opening of the scoreboard.
All the good things that Argentina had been doing almost faltered at 37, when Palacios took a good center in defense, which did not come close to heading Valencia and then Franco passed by before an Argentine defense that had been surpassed.
However, the scare lasted very little because in the reply, the national team found the goal that had been denied. Nicolás González first, Messi open to the left changed for De Paul who, with the arc at will, defined crossed to put the game 1-0, at 39.
The Argentina’s worst moment was at the beginning of the second half. Because unlike what had happened in the first half, the Ecuadorians went ahead on the playing field and took control of the game. Argentina, withdrawn, began to suffer the advances of the rival, while Scaloni – nervous as always – cried out as if for his leaders to react.
What Argentina needed was rather the opposite. Calm down, think a bit and regain control of the game. Scaloni saw that for that he had to put an end to the recurring problems in the steering wheel area, where Argentine fatigue was noticeable and mwalked to the court for the last 20 minutes to Guido Rodríguez and Di María by Lo Celso y Paredes. And a few minutes later he reinforced the left sector with the income from Tagliafico by González.
So yes, the National Team could return to all the good things it had done in the first half, but more than anything to play again near the Galíndez arch. So yes, at 82, in a play started by Di María, who put good pressure on the Ecuadorian exit, Messi opened for Lautaro Martínez for him to define with a bombshell the 2-0 that brought tranquility to the national team.
The Messi closed the process, with a goal from a free kick from the crescent, after a foul that Di María had generated in a counter, for the 3-0 final.