The Argentine national team will receive this Thursday Peru looking to give a new step to qualify for the Qatar World Cup 2022, again with the support of the fans at the Monumental stadium.
The match, corresponding to date 12 of the South American Qualifiers, It will start at 8:30 p.m. on the River court, with the arbitration of the Brazilian Wilton Sampaio and can be seen by the Public TV and TyC Sports. In the VAR will be Wagner Reway, also from Brazil, and Ángelo Hermosilla, from Chile.
With the captain Lionel Messi As the main attraction, the Albiceleste team is once again presenting itself to its public after last Sunday’s great triumph over Uruguay 3-0.
In the midst of the idyll with the fans, who once again sold out the available tickets to occupy 50 percent of the capacity, the team led by Lionel Scaloni will try to stretch the undefeated of 24 games that has been dragging since July 2019 and, at the same time, take a new step towards qualifying for the Qatar World Cup, which will begin in November next year.
The national team is located in the second place with 22 points, to six of the leader Brazil and the same distance it removed to Ecuador and Uruguay, the main persecutors, still with the pending ruling of the classic suspended before the Verdeamarela.
Peru, directed by Ricardo Gareca, for the moment is out of everything since is in seventh position with 11 points And even with a victory in Buenos Aires he will not be able to reach the playoff zone on this date, which for now belongs to Colombia.
This will be the closing for the last triple qualifying date of this year, since from November two matches per international window will be played again.
Argentina’s next commitments after the duel with Peru will be on November 11 in Montevideo, against Uruguay; and five days later against Brazil, as a local, at the San Juan Bicentennial Stadium.
A victory against Peru will leave the champion of America very well positioned, since -with one game less- will maintain a six-point lead with 18 left in play until the end of qualifying, scheduled for the end of March.
After the goalless draw in Asunción against Paraguay at the start of the series, the national team once again gave the fans an unforgettable night against Uruguay, as had happened in September against Bolivia.
Now, before the third game in a demanding week, Scaloni gave no indication of the formation against Peru but announced that he will make some “adjustments”.
The doubts go through the sides, where Gonzalo Montiel and Nahuel Molina compete for the right zone, while Nicolás Tagliafico and Marcos Acuña do it for the opposite sector. The rest would be the same team, with the possible return of Ángel Di María by Nicolás González.
Peru comes to this match after a tough defeat at the height of La Paz against Bolivia (1-0) when they were already playing with one more player, due to the expulsion of a rival, which overshadowed the good victory against Chile (2-0) in Lima.
Possible formations of Argentina and Peru
Argentina: Emiliano Martínez; Gonzalo Montiel or Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi, Marcos Acuña; Ángel Di María, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso; Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martínez. DT: Lionel Scaloni.
Peru: Pedro Gallese; Jhilmar Lora, Carlos Zambrano, Alexander Callens, Miguel Trauco; Sergio Peña, Pedro Aquino, Yoshimar Yotún; Raziel García, Gianluca Lapadula and Christian Cueva. DT: Ricardo Gareca.
Referee: Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)
TV: Public TV and TyC Sports.