Argentina vs. Colombia result: Lautaro Martinez extends Argentina unbeaten streak to 29 with goal in 1-0 win



The 2 groups got here into the match in Cordoba trending in reverse instructions, and after 90 minutes of play, they continued on these trajectories as a Lautaro Martinez purpose despatched Argentina house with a 1-0 win over Colombia.

The guests got here into the match desperately needing a end result, and whereas they emptied the tank holding Argentina from completely pummeling Camilo Vargas’s internet, Los Cafeteros had been overwhelmed for a lot of the match. The primary half particularly proved fully dominant from Argentina, with Angel Di Maria taking part in the Lionel Messi position.

Messi’s PSG teammate was one of the best participant on the pitch tonight, pulling the strings and coming shut on a few events.

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For Colombia, the scenario is now extraordinarily dire. They sit seventh within the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying desk, three factors out of the intercontinental playoff spot and caught on a debilitating 646-minute goalless streak that has crippled their possibilities to succeed in the 2022 World Cup. It was one other listless efficiency, and whereas Colombia improved because the second half wore on, they’d only one strong probability in entrance of internet, and Emiliano Martinez squashed any hopes of breaking the duck.

Sporting Information shall be following the match stay and offering rating updates, commentary and highlights as they occur.

Argentina vs. Colombia stay rating

  1H 2H Remaining
Argentina 1 0 1
Colombia 0 0 0

Targets:
twenty ninth minute — ARG — Lautaro Martinez

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FULL-TIME: Argentina 1-0 Colombia

Argentina proved its dominance with a complete victory, and needing simply Lautaro Martinez’s first-half purpose to see it out. Whereas the hosts will want they’d created extra clear-cut possibilities, they end the 90 minutes with its twenty ninth straight match with out a loss, the longest lively streak on the earth.

Colombia’s horrid run continues, now as much as 646 minutes with out a World Cup qualifying purpose. It was at all times an uphill battle for the guests in Cordoba, however nonetheless, given the outcomes across the continent, it is a devastating loss. Los Cafeteros now sit three factors again of the intercontinental playoff spot with simply two matches remaining in March. Uruguay, Chile, and Peru will battle it out for the ultimate two spots, whereas Colombia sits in seventh with only a prayer. They’ve matches towards two groups beneath them remaining, which is a lift, however will want numerous assist from elsewhere to qualify.

94th minute: Likelihood, Argentina!  Paulo Dybala is totally devoid of confidence. He is fed in superbly by Gonzalez on the break, however trots to the ball as a substitute of charging onto it, and it is cleared by Colombia. That is an unlimited miss to complete off the match. Dybala simply appears off the tempo.

92nd minute:  Emiliano Martinez has a large smile on his face, and has fun, as Argentina is saved from an extremely embarrassing second by the offside flag. Nicolas Gonzalez tried to clear the ball proper on the purpose mouth, and ended hitting it straight up into the crossbar. It got here straight down and Martinez in some way snatched the ball earlier than it bounced over the road. Three Colombia gamers had been miles offside although, so it would not matter.

87th minute:  Argentina comes shut on a nook that reaches the top of Quarta. Each groups have been excellent from set items. CONCACAF groups might take notice.

Davinson Sanchez, who has been a bulldozer all second half, lastly will get his yellow card for barreling over Buendia, his fourth foul of the match.

84th minute:  The truth that Colombia is only a purpose down right here will give them hope regardless of how this recreation has progressed. Max Meza makes a wonderful sliding sort out to disclaim a cross from the left, and the following nook goes shut off the top of Tesillo, looping large of the far publish.

eightieth minute:  Time for Emiliano Buendia to get an opportunity, changing Lo Celso, who will get a giant hand. Broadcast names Angel Di Maria as Man of the Match. It is Buendia’s debut for the senior aspect.

Davinson Sanchez completely pulverizes Gonzalez on the very fringe of the penalty space, producing a harmful free-kick for Argentina. Shocking the cardboard wasn’t produced, that was a really onerous foul by a defender who was overwhelmed by his man. Meza’s set-piece is into the wall and out for a nook. Dybala with one other good nook, to the top of recent substitute Lucas Quarta, however his header would not make it by means of the bushes.

74th minute:  Good little one-two for Argentina works a shot for Acuna that is deflected out for a nook. Dybala’s supply is a good one, and Colombia clears solely so far as Lo Celso who  RIPS  a volley but it surely tails large left. Lo Celso has had a wonderful match, he is not given Tottenham this sort of efficiency his complete Spurs profession.

Colombia, in the meantime, has gone previous 10-1/2 hours with out a World Cup qualifying purpose. Falcao comes on making an attempt to vary that, changing Borja, whereas Cuellar takes off Barrios. Suarez booked.

67th minute:  The stadium in Cordoba offers a roar as Angel Di Maria comes off, changed by Paulo Dybala. “Unimaginable” says the commentator of Di Maria’s efficiency. German Pezzella takes the armband with Di Maria coming off. Nicolas Gonzalez comes on for Lautaro Martinez as properly, as Scaloni switches up the assault to get a have a look at a brand new group.

Colombia makes one other substitution with Diego Valoyes approaching for John Medina at right-back. Cuadrado’s achieved a lot of the work down that flank up to now.

sixty fifth minute:  Likelihood, Argentina!  For the second time within the match, out of nothing, Di Maria comes very, very shut. With the ball on the high of the field and almost standing nonetheless, no person closes him down, so he has a go, and it forces a stellar diving save from Vargas.

63rd minute:  Argentina not asserting almost the dominance it did within the first half. Colombia appears reinvigorated. Argetina coughs it up on a poor 2v2 transition alternative that sees Di Maria and Lautaro fail to hyperlink up. Lautaro says “my unhealthy.”

57th minute:  Argentina seems to be getting ready the sport’s first substitute, however Colombia strikes first. James Rodriguez comes off after dropping possession a whopping 11 occasions in lower than an hour, with simply 20 accomplished passes. It is Luis Suarez (not that one) to return on in his place. Colombia additionally swaps Mateus Uribe for Victor Cantillo.

Argentina takes off Luis Ocampos, and far to Paulo Dybala’s dismay, it is Max Meza to return on, making his first look for the reason that 2018 World Cup. Montiel earns a yellow card for a foul on Mojica. Each he and Acuna (booked within the first half) have triggered suspensions for yellow card accumulation and can miss the following match, towards Venezuela in March.

52nd minute:  The guests have come out of halftime with a renewed vigor. We’ll see how lengthy it lasts. Cuadrado has been closely concerned.

A Colombia nook involves nothing, but it surely was a top quality supply into the realm, touchdown proper on the penalty spot earlier than Argentina clears with an aerial header.

forty sixth minute:  Again beneath approach for the second half. No subs for Colombia, bouyed by that probability late within the first half. This is video of Marcos Acuna giving his shirt to a fan as he heads into halftime, which is cool.

HALFTIME: Argentina 1-0 Colombia

After 45 minutes of dominance from Argentina, the hosts deservedly lead on Lautaro Martinez’s purpose. Nonetheless, there shall be a really awkward feeling within the Argentinian locker room on the break.

For all of the strain Argentina produced — which was constant and smothering — simply the one purpose lead means one second from Colombia might wreck issues, and the guests almost did simply that on the stroke of halftime. That shall be a warning signal for Argentina, who’ve been fabulous defensively this qualifying cycle, however are lacking a variety of key regulars, together with defenders Nicolas Otamendi and Nicolas Tagliafico.

45+1 minute: Likelihood, Colombia!  WHAT A SAVE BY ARGENTINA’S HERO MARTINEZ! Colombia was clear by means of after some surprising defending by Argentina, however Martinez confidently comes out to smother earlier than Borja can get the shot off. Then, on the follow-up, Diaz has a slow-roller cleared off the road by Pezzella. Colombia will not get lots of these, and that one was wasted. Borja has to do higher with the preliminary effort, he was completely by means of.

Martinez reprising his position from the Copa America semifinals towards Colombia.

forty fourth minute:  First yellow card of the match goes to Argentina’s Marcos Acuna who wins the ball however went by means of Cuadrado to get it. It appears harsh, the contact was very minimal. If something, only a foul, however as a result of it was on a counter, the referee produced a warning.

thirty eighth minute:  Argentina is blitzing the Colombia field once more. Stunning mixture play down the proper works a cross for a wide-open Montiel, however he blasts his supply right into a defender. Nonetheless, the hosts flood the field and after some chaos Colombia clears. This can be a one-sided affair in the meanwhile, with 70% possession to Argentina, who sports activities a 92% cross success fee and 5 pictures to Colombia’s one.

thirty third minute: Likelihood, Argentina!  It appears like issues are on the verge of completely falling aside for Colombia. Davinson Sanchez steps in recklessly on Lo Celso exterior the highest of the penalty space, which ends up in a harmful free-kick. Di Maria’s effort is vicious, but it surely’s too close to the middle of the purpose, and Vargas produces a wonderful save.

twenty ninth minute: GOAL! Argentina!  There’s the deserved breakthrough. A cross from the left by Marcos Acuna goes over Colombian defender William Tesillo who acquired sucked ahead, and that left Lautaro Martinez  all by himself. His low end wasn’t terribly spectacular, and Camilo Vargas even acquired a hand to it on the dive, but it surely nonetheless has sufficient energy to search out the again of the web.

Colombia simply can’t hold the ball. Argentina is urgent  very  excessive and onerous, and it’s very smothering Los Cafeteros. The guests miss Yerry Mina, who’s suspended for yellow card accumulation, bringing Tesillo into the beginning lineup.

twenty sixth minute:  A really nasty conflict of heads with Lisandro Martinez has Miguel Borja down. The replay is tough to look at. The Colombian took by far the worst of that collison. He is up and strolling slowly to the sidelines with medical workers. We’ll see how that impacts the guests.

Borja comes again on quickly after the restart.

twenty second minute:  Colombia has an excellent alternative on the break, and a beautiful Cuadrado layoff almost works a shot by means of the center, however Argentina tracks again extraordinarily shortly to finish the possibility earlier than the ball will be despatched in direction of internet. Wonderful transition protection by the hosts.

sixteenth minute:  Likelihood, Argentina!  Oh what a purpose that will have been. A Colombia turnover on the Argentine proper flank ends in a quick-trigger shot from Di Maria, who places his roller simply large. Beat the goalkeeper, beat the publish. Very shut. Classic Di Maria on show immediately.

fifteenth minute:  Colombia lastly has a sniff of the attacking third because of nice work down the left by Miguel Borja, and his feed to Luis Diaz ends in a shot from exterior the highest of the field that is deflected out for a Colombia nook. The set-piece involves nothing. Promising, however so far far too little to show significant.

twelfth minute:  The hosts almost pull off a  very  audacious transfer down the proper, as Lo Celso fed a bonkers lengthy ball excessive to Gonzalo Montiel, however his cross goes flying over the penalty space to no person. Argentina is admittedly turning the screw. It is not onerous to see why Colombia has struggled this qualification cycle. It is not a tactical determination to play with out the ball, they’re clearly second-best.

ninth minute:  Argentina has seen numerous the ball early, and appears energetic, however hasn’t created a lot for the reason that early Ocampos effort. He loses it on a failed one-two down the left and it is out for a Colombia throw.

sixth minute:  Di Maria is hacked on the proper flank. He appears very full of life early on. Then Luis Diaz is taken down for Colombia. Abilities & fouls. Yep, it is CONMEBOL!

third minute:  Argentina with loads of early possession, and Lucas Ocampos rips the sport’s first shot miles over the bar. Good defending by Colombia as he reduce in from the left, however cannot get a lot room to settle the shot. Di Maria with some gorgeous abilities to open up the possibility, together with a spin transfer to get free.

1st minute : And we’re beneath approach! Colombia wants a end result within the worst approach. Zero strain on Argentina, however type heading into the World Cup is vital, and there’s that 28-match unbeaten streak to guard.

6:28 p.m.:  Argentina has a giant fan watching from abroad!

6:02 p.m.:  The Colombian media is…to place it mildly…pessimistic concerning the nation’s World Cup possibilities.

Uruguay is presently main Venezuela on a really early purpose from new Spurs man Rodrigo Betancur, so issues are wanting much more bleak in the meanwhile.

5:35 p.m.:  Lineups are in. Largest surprises: no David Ospina in purpose for Colombia as he offers with a abdomen bug, no Paulo Dybala for Argentina as he makes solely the bench for the second straight match.

Dybala’s profession is beginning to critically lag. No type in any way, and it is affecting his standing at each Juventus and Argentina. He has performed simply 55 minutes for the nationwide workforce for the reason that finish of 2019.

5:32 p.m.:  Chile defeats Bolivia 3-2 to earn a important three factors and put much more strain on Colombia, which now sits in seventh within the CONMEBOL desk. Regardless of the end result, Colombia would nonetheless push itself again into fifth with a shock win over Argentina.

5:30 p.m.:  Argentina remains to be savoring its Copa America win from final summer season forward of a semifinal rematch.

5:25 p.m.:  A pleasant message from Argentina urging supporters to be sort whereas attending the matches and supporting the workforce.

4:45 p.m.:  Elsewhere in CONMEBOL, the pitch was a nightmare in Bolivia for his or her match towards Chile, delaying kickoff. Have a look at all that water!

4:30 p.m.:  Colombia is combating onerous for a World Cup place, however Los Cafeteros may even be on the prowl for revenge from the Copa America, when these two groups met within the semifinals, with Argentina profitable within the penalty shootout. Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez saved three out of 5 penalties within the shootout, a memorable second within the event to push Argentina in direction of its eventual crown.

Argentina vs. Colombia lineups

Argentina supervisor Lionel Scaloni has the liberty to do as he pleases, with Argentina already certified for the World Cup. Nonetheless, it expects to be a powerful beginning lineup in a rivalry match.

Scaloni himself returns to the bench after lacking the final match resulting from COVID-19, and  Guido Rodriguez  additionally has recovered from his constructive check. The likes of  Nicolas Tagliafico, Nicolas Otamendi, Rodrigo de Paul, and Leandro Paredes  are all suspended for yellow card accumulation, a giant chunk of contributing gamers to work round. Additionally,  Lionel Messi  shouldn’t be a part of the roster for this worldwide window resulting from his current bout with COVID-19, permitting him relaxation with the nationwide already secured a spot within the 2022 World Cup.

Meaning large adjustments to the beginning lineup for Argentina from the 2-1 win over Chile on Thursday, together with a probable rotation of your entire three-man midfield. With Paredes out, Rodriguez comes into midfield, whereas De Paul is changed by Giovanni Lo Celso . Lastly, Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez  was reportedly missing health however makes the beginning lineup anyhow, whereas  Lucas Ocampos  begins alongside the entrance line changing the misfiring Paulo Dybala . New Man Metropolis man  Julian Alvarez  is with Dybala among the many substitutes.

On the again, Otamendi is ready to get replaced by  German Pezzella  in central protection, with Tagliafico’s spot crammed by  Marcos Acuna .

Argentina beginning lineup (4-3-3): Emiliano Martinez (GK) — Montiel, Pezzella, Lisandro Martinez, Acuna – Gomez, G. Rodriguez, Lo Celso – Ocampos, Lautaro Martinez, Di Maria.

Argentina subs (12):  Armani (GK), Andrada (GK), Molina, Quarta, N. Perez, Meza, Buendia, Correa, J. Alvarez, N. Gonzalez, Dybala.

Essentially the most stunning title on the teamsheet for Colombia was the inclusion of goalkeeper  Camillo Vargas , as  David Ospina misses out with an sickness. Stars  James Rodriguez  and  Juan Cuadrado  are included, with the latter sporting the captain’s armband and pushed as much as winger from his standard left-back place.

Like Argentina, Colombia additionally has a suspension to fret about, with  Yerry Mina  out for yellow card accumulation, having already departed to rejoin Everton. That leaves  William Tesillo  to take his place on the again alongside  Davinson Sanchez

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New Liverpool man  Luis Diaz  retains his place on the left flank, whereas  Miguel Borja  comes into the aspect for Eintracht Frankfurt’s  Rafael Borre  up high, that means famous person Falcao  solely makes the bench. Supervisor Reinaldo Rueda has caught with Porto’s  Mateus Uribe in midfield over the bench choice of Brighton’s  Steven Alzate.

Colombia beginning lineup (4-2-3-1): Vargas (GK) — Mojica, Tesillo, D. Sanchez, Medina — Uriba, Barrios — Diaz, J. Rodriguez, Cuadrado – Borja.

Colombia subs (12):  Mosquera (GK), Munoz, Murillo, Hinestroza, Cuellar, Cantillo, Chara, Valayas, Preciado, Suarez, Barre, Falcao.

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Argentina closes out qualifying with a house recreation towards Venezuela (March 24) and a highway journey to face Ecuador (March 29). The Colombian aspect will play two probably must-win matches at house towards Bolivia (March 24) and away to what shall be an already-eliminated Venezuela (March 29).

Argentina vs. Colombia betting strains, picks & prediction

Argentina has little to play for at this level, however that hasn’t stopped Luis Scaloni from persevering with to deploy a first-choice lineup to construct chemistry in preparation for this winter’s World Cup. In doing so, they’ve tormented the competitors.

Chile’s purpose towards Argentina within the 2-1 win for the Albiceleste was the primary purpose Argentina had allowed in 561 minutes of World Cup qualification motion, all the way in which again to a meaningless late purpose scored by Venezuela to cap a a 3-1 end result again in early September. Within the six-match clear sheet streak, which included a recreation towards Brazil, Argentina conceded simply 17 pictures on the right track. Even with out the first-choice defenders, this Argentina group defends extraordinarily properly with each possession and construction.

On the flip aspect, it’s simply the other: Colombia’s ending has been brutally unhealthy. Los Cafeteros failed to search out the again of the web amid a flurry of 30 pictures towards Peru final outing, placing simply two on body, the most recent in an extended line of misfires. Colombia now sits at a cataclysmic six World Cup qualifying matches with out a single rating, a goalless streak of 556 minutes.

One workforce is on a historic profitable streak, the opposite cannot discover the again of the web. The shape is evident.

Decide : Argentina to win to zero (+210)

Prediction : Argentina 2-0 Colombia

  • Moneyline : Argentina -110 / Draw +250 / Colombia +340
  • Unfold : Argentina -0.5 (-120) / Colombia +0.5 (-110)
  • O/U 2.5 complete objectives : Over +145 / Below -180
  • Each groups to attain : Sure +115 / No -145



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