Copa America 2021: Argentina beats Uruguay as Rodriguez scores the winning goal!

The two mouthwatering teams of Argentina and Uruguay clashed on Copa America on Friday, 18th June, where the blues got a 1-0 defeat by the Argentine players.

Argentina broke its three consecutive draw streak against one of its greatest rivals. Though this was the first match of Uruguay in the Copa America, Argentina played their second, who last played on Monday.

Rodriguez Scored

Rodriguez scored for Argentina in the 13th minute, which was the only goal of the match. He didn’t even start for his team, but was eventually replaced by Leandro Paredes, in the playing eleven, and showed his efficiency soon. The magician Lionel Messi assisted him by crossing the ball in the penalty area, and Rodriguez didn’t miss the chance.

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Argentina vs. Uruguay Copa America 2021: Rodriguez scores!

The Changes

The manager of the Argentine football team made two changes soon after the second half. First was Joaquin Correa, who came in the place of Lautaro Martinez. Though he was not able to gain his form back. The second change was Exequiel Palacios, who came in for Gio Lo Celso.

Overall the team had coordination in between them and was successful to keep Uruguay at the bay. Uruguay only got a few chances to score a goal, and they might have done it when a cross was shot at the penalty area but none were able to receive the ball.

Efforts of the players

Also, Angel Di Maria came in the place of Nicolas Gonzales, and as always he contributed to his team with effort. He made long runs, and also attacked the defense of Uruguay. Messi also had opportunities to goals, who got the ball inside the penalty box, but Uruguay’s backline defended. Argentina made its final change by bringing German Pezzella in the place of Rodrigo De Paul.

Argentina overall performed well in the match, where Uruguay failed to deliver a single shot in the target, their three efforts were off the target.

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