Argentina receives Peru at the Monumental in search of a new step to Qatar

El selected Argentine will receive this Thursday at Peru by Ricardo Gareca, looking to take another step to qualify for the Qatar World Cup 2022, again with the support of the fans in the stadium Monumental.

The party, corresponding to the 12th date. of the South American qualifiers, It will start at 8:30 p.m., with the arbitration of the Brazilian Wilton Sampaio and transmission of Canal 10.

With the captain Lionel Messi The albiceleste returns to appear before its public after the great triumph last Sunday over Uruguay 3-0.

In the midst of the idyll with the fans, who once again sold out the available tickets to occupy 50% of the capacity, the team led by Lionel Scaloni will try to stretch the undefeated of 24 games that it has dragged since July 2019 and, at the same time, give a another step towards qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar, which will begin in November next year.

The national team is in second place with 22 points, six behind the leader Brazil and the same distance took out Ecuador and Uruguay, the main pursuers, even with the pending ruling of the suspended classic in Brazil.

Peru, on the other hand, is out of everything since it is in seventh position with 11 points and not even with a historic and unprecedented victory in Buenos Aires will it be able to reach the playoff zone, 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 matches will be on November 11 in Montevideo, at the Champion of the Century stadium against Uruguay; and five days later against Brazil, at home, at the San Juan Bicentennial Stadium.

Peru was never able to beat Argentina as a visitor and dragged a long negative streak of thirteen games: their last victory was in the Copa América in Bolivia in 1997 (2-1).

By qualifying, the last antecedent of a Peruvian victory is even more distant, since it was in Lima on June 23, 1985 (1-0).

Possible formations

Argentina: Emiliano Martínez; Gonzalo Montiel or Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi and Marcos Acuña; Ángel Di María, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes and Giovani Lo Celso; Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martínez. DT: Lionel Scaloni.

Peru: Pedro Gallese; Jhilmar Lora, Carlos Zambrano, Alexander Callens and Miguel Trauco; Pedro Aquino; Christian Cueva, Cristopher Gonzales, Yoshimar Yotún and Raziel García; Gianluca Lapadula. DT: Ricardo Gareca.


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