Strong stumble: In the first appearance of the Olympics, Argentina fell to Australia
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The start in the Tokyo Olympics was not what was expected for Argentina’s choice. The U-23 team lost 2-0 to its Australian counterpart. At the end of the first half, the team led by Fernando Batista suffered the dismissal of Francisco Ortega for a double yellow. In this way, he gave the peripheral team the surprise and is the only leader of the third group.
the Argentina’s choice He went down to the field with Jeremias Ledesma; Hernan de la Fuente, Nihuen Pérez, Facundo Medina, Francisco Ortega; Fausto Vera, Santiago Columbato; Fernando Valenzuela, Alexis McAllister, Axel Barco; Adolfo Gish. From the start, things weren’t easy, as Australia played in fast play for a long time and took advantage of the breakup in the back of the ballista to open the scoring via Lachlan Wells, with the help of Mitchell Duke.
was a reply Argentina’s choice Batista was good, with Axel Barco the most consistent player: the former Independiente, today at Atlanta United, hit a shot off the crossbar. However, the setback continued to be a nuisance and Team Ocean managed to increase the score. To make matters worse, in the last game of the first half, the referee showed Francisco Ortega the second yellow, only for some difficulties in the area.
Prior to the expulsion, Fernando Batista decided to accommodate the team by delaying Fausto Vera between the middle, thus giving Ezequiel Pons entry into the attack. Albiceleste He continued the defense with four men, with Facundo Medina as left back, while Axel Barco and Alexis MacAlister accompanied Santiago Columato in the midfield. At the beginning of the match, the Albiceleste team seemed the best, but the equalizer did not come.
Batista continued his attempts to revive the team: Marcelo Herrera, Thomas Belmonte, Martin Bayero and Pedro de la Vega entered, but Australia continued to hurt on the counterattack. Jeremias Ledesma avoided the second goal with a superb save, but with little to no shot, Mitchell Duke assisted Marco Tellio, who had just entered, in the final 2-0. right Now Argentina’s choice He will face Egypt next Sunday from 4:30 am
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