Argentina beat Peru 1-0 at home in today’s World Cup qualifier. Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez scored the goal. Lionel Messi did not score a goal but played great. With this victory, Argentina strengthened its demand to play in the World Cup in Qatar.
Lautaro Martinez scored 6 goals in the last 6 matches of his game. What Higuain or Aguero have not been able to do year after year, how easy it seems to score goals in the Argentine jersey for the benefit of Lautaro! Against Peru, as usual, Argentina played 4-3-3. Messi wore the away jersey even though the match was played at the home ground of Argentina.
Emiliano Martinez, as usual, is the goalkeeper, followed by Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Romero and Benfica’s veteran Nicolas Otamendi. Not Gonzalo Montiel, but Nahuel Molina of Udinese is played in the right back. Sevilla’s Marcos Aquinia is back as a left-back. In place of Nicolas Taliafico of Ajax. Giovanni Lo Celso won the award for great play in the last match. The Tottenham midfielder was in the starting XI alongside Leandro Pardes and Rodrigo Di Paul.
Lautaro Martinez and Anhel Di Maria are in the attack along with captain Lionel Messi as usual. Argentina started the game by attacking from the beginning. The Paul began to show his authority in the middle. Shortly after the start of the match, The Paul and The Maria increased the cross for the purpose of the box, but no one was in the box to control it. After a while, Peruvian striker Gianluca Lapadula got a free-kick but failed to score from there.
Rodrigo Di Paul’s cross gave Argentina a chance to score. However, the goal was canceled due to offside. Shortly before the end of the first half, Argentina got the award for their good play. Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez put the team ahead in the 42nd minute with a header from right-back Nahuel Molina’s cross.