RIO DE JANEIRO – Argentina suffers, but eventually manages to get the qualification for the semifinals of the Copa America. The Albiceleste, on the ground of the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, beat Venezuela 2-0 which turned out to be an opponent tougher than expected. The team coached by Lionel Scaloni, despite not being able to count on a Messi at the top, unblocked the score after just 10 minutes of play, thanks to a brilliant heel from the Lautaro Martinez (video from YouTube at the bottom of the article) .
After stealing Mauro Icardi's place in Inter, Lautaro stole the scene from Maurito on the National team. The striker, lined up in pairs from the start with Sergio Aguero, represented a constant danger for the opponents, who really struggled to stem him.
In the second half Lautaro chipped the crossbar with a great shot, almost doubling it; Venezuela has tried to organize something that resembles a forcing, but has rarely been made dangerous by the parts of Armani. At the moment of greatest pressure from Rafael Dudamel's team came the Argentine doubling, which made the final less complicated for the Albiceleste.
We thought Giovani Lo Celso, strong point of Betis Sevilla, to beat goalkeeper Farinez on 29 'of the second half. The 2-0 ended the match, even if Venezuela tried to halve the disadvantage to the end.
Argentina thus earns a stellar semifinal against Brazil's hosts: an appointment at 2.30 on Wednesday 3 July for a challenge that can enter history, not only of the Copa America (source Ansa).
The YouTube video with the heel goal scored by Lautaro Martinez during the America's Cup match between Argentina and Venezuela. Thanks to this success, the Argentina national team will face Brazil in the semifinals. Up for grabs, a place in the finals of the 2019 America's Cup.
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