Nov 18, 2015


The Albiceleste exceeds Cafeteros

The Albiceleste exceeds Cafeteros
Argentina stormed the stage “Roberto Melendez” Barranquilla thanks to the network of Lucas Biglia, thus winning the first three points in the qualifying round of the South American group at the World Cup of Russia 2018. The Colombia instead, after the draw with Chile, cash the second defeat and remains at 4 points. Safe Start the Cafeteros, but guests are to become dangerous to the 13 ‘with a goal of Di Maria puts a ball in the middle for Higuain that sends high. The Albiceleste training is the advantage after 21 minutes thanks to an intuition of Banega releasing Lavezzi on the right; Argentine striker puts the ball in the middle for Biglia that into an empty bag. Colombia tries to leave but the defense albiceleste close properly all the spaces. 35 ‘The hosts have the opportunity to equalize Funes Mori headed serves Berry, the Colombian striker is alone in front of Romero but the Argentine goalkeeper fails to stop the striker of Coffee Growers. Colombia asks the penalty but the referee let go.
To start shooting Pekerman put Muriel M. Torres to try to give more lively Colombian attack, but the second time again with Argentina suffered in the attack: he tries Higuain, para Ospina in two stages. Colombia seeks his strikers with long balls but the defense albiceleste with Otamendi and Mercado close properly all the spaces. At minute 50 tries Fabra for the home side with a shot from outside the box misses to the least. Colombia tries again with a free kick from thirty meters with Rodriguez, but the defense albiceleste rejects a corner. 65 minutes Muriel, is released in the area and gets in a shot but the ball ends high. Cardona tries then with a shot from outside that did not trouble Romero. 80 minutes’ break the host formation that leads to the goal of the newly entered Dybala but the referee annulled for an offside. The same Dybala, a little later hit the post. In the last minute Colombia tries to become dangerous by the parties of Romero tries Rodriguez, neutralized by the Argentine defense, and Cardona of punishment. In added time the home side going close to balance: Rodriguez manages to keep in play a ball very hard and puts the ball in the center, Muriel gets in a shot but it is walled by the Argentine defense; the ball ends up in Murillo kicking high. And ‘the last chance for the Cafeteros, who thus lose the first home game.


COLOMBIA (4-4-2): Ospina; Palacios, Zapata, Murillo, Fabra; M. Torres (45 ‘Muriel), Mejia (78’ Ramos), D. Torres, Rodriguez; Berry, Gutierrez (58 ‘Cardona). Facilities: Bonilla Vargas, Carbonero, Espinosa, Guarín, Meza, Mojica, Pardo, Quintero Torres. All .: Pekerman.
ARGENTINA (4-3-3): Romero; Mercado (79 ‘Peruzzi), Otamendi, Mori, Rojo; Biglia, Mascherano, Banega; María, Higuaín (70 ‘Dybala), Lavezzi (86’ Perez). Facilities: Guzmán, marchesin, Correa, Demichelis, Gaitán, Kranevitter, Lamela, Maidana, Mas. All .: Martin.
NETWORK: 20 ‘Biglia (Arg).
NOTES: It was observed a minute of silence for the 129 victims harvested from terrorist attacks in Paris last November 13; 89 ‘pole Dybala (Arg). Booked: Torres Zapata Palacios Mejia (Col); Lavezzi, Dybala (Arg).