COPA AMERICA 2021 : Argentina vs Uruguay Player Battle

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COPA AMERICA 2020 : Argentina vs Uruguay Player Battle
COPA AMERICA 2020 : Argentina vs Uruguay Player Battle

COPA AMERICA 2021 Player Battle : Argentina will play against Uruguay in a Group Stage match of Copa America. The fixture will involve many big player battle. Let’s take a look at Argentina vs Uruguay Player Battle.

The Copa America’s upcoming edition would be the 47th edition of the prestigious Latin American international football tournament. The competition was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic. It is all set to get underway from June 13 this year. The tournament was scheduled to be held in Argentina and Colombia.

After it has been clear that Colombia and Argentina will not be able to host Copa America 2021 due to civil unrest and Covid-19 concerns, CONMEBOL announced that Brazil has stepped in to stage elite continental competition.

Argentina vs Uruguay Match Details

Competition : Copa America 2021 Group Stage

Date : June 18, 2021

Time : 5:30 AM IST

Venue :  Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia

Argentina vs Uruguay Player Battle

The rivalry between Argentina and Uruguay is one of the earliest and most intense in the annals of football rivalries and it extends well beyond football at times.

Lionel Messi vs Diego Godin

Argentina vs Uruguay Player Battle - Lionel Messi vs Diego Godin
Argentina vs Uruguay Player Battle – Lionel Messi vs Diego Godin

When it comes to classic games, Lionel Messi takes a considerable amount of the spotlight. Too right he should, for he has the ability to change any game at will. In the clash against Atletico, captain Lionel Messi will lock horns with skipper Diego Godin.

The talismanic Lionel Messi, has been in great form for Barcelona this season. Atletico Madrid captain Diego Godin has made a name for himself as one of the toughest defenders in the world of football. The centre-back was able to keep the charismatic Lionel Messi at bay many times in La Liga. It will be interesting to see if he can neutralize Barca‘s no.10 and the threat he poses. Also Messi functions as a false nine at times, which allows him to leave his markers out of position and create spaces for his teammates. Godin will be aware of this and ensure he doesn’t get hoodwinked.

For us, the winner will be Lionel Messi in this COPA AMERICA 2021 Player Battle.

Edinson Cavani vs Leandro Paredes

Argentina vs Uruguay Player Battle - Edinson Cavani vs Leandro Paredes
Argentina vs Uruguay Player Battle – Edinson Cavani vs Leandro Paredes

The veteran Uruguayan striker has been delighted in his sublime first season with the Red Devils. Edinson Cavani didn’t really look the most persuasive marking when he initially joined Man Utd the previous summer, showing up from Paris Saint-Germain far after his pinnacle years. Leandro Paredes is a competent defensive midfielder for Argentina. He might be asked to target Cavani.

Paredes is not a complete defensive midfielder yet but his performances over the past six months for club and country have exemplified just how important he will be for Argentina moving forward. Paredes was a workhorse in the midfield and emerged as one of the best passers in the league. Paredes has played behind a prolific attack featuring Neymar Jr., Edinson Cavani, and Kylian Mbappé. Therefore he is familiar to the moves of Cavani, which will help him to mark the striker.

For us, the winner will be Leandro Paredes in this COPA AMERICA 2020 Player Battle.

Luis Suarez vs Nicolas Otamendi

Argentina vs Uruguay Player Battle - Luis Suarez vs Nicolas Otamendi
Argentina vs Uruguay Player Battle – Luis Suarez vs Nicolas Otamendi

In the past Manchester City centre-back Nicolas Otamendi has revealed that Luis Suarez and Romelu Lukaku are the two toughest strikers to defend against. They will be up against each other in Argentina vs Uruguay.

The Uruguayan marksman achieved the almost unimaginable feat of outscoring Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi when they were at the peak of their powers. Suarez has caught everyone’s attention again by virtue of his incredible performances in the La Liga for Atletico Madrid. Otamendi could prove to be a vitally important piece of business for Argentina. Otamendi’s defining characteristic is his strength. He’s a powerful athlete capable of outmuscling any forward in the world—an aggressive defender who prides himself on dominating the battle with his opposite number. In the past years, his reputation has declined a lot. Therefore he has a point to prove.

For us, the winner will be Luis Suarez in this COPA AMERICA 2020 Player Battle.

Giovani Lo Celso vs Federico Valverde

Argentina vs Uruguay Player Battle - Giovani Lo Celso vs Federico Valverde
Argentina vs Uruguay Player Battle – Giovani Lo Celso vs Federico Valverde

This player battle will be between an attacking midfielder and a holding midfielder. Both the player are young talents at the present. Giovani Lo Celso plays for Spurs and Federico Valverde plays for Real Madrid.

Tottenham’s Lo Celso looks more like a deep controller. A midfielder aiming to connect things between the defence and more attacking players. He maintains his excellent dribbling and progression numbers and can even find the net against Uruguay. Valverde will have the responsibility to stop him from scoring. Valverde will be central to Uruguay’s hopes in Copa America 2020. A multi-functional central midfielder, Valverde is equally capable of producing spectacular goalscoring moments, like the one above, or getting back to fulfil his defensive duties.

For us, the winner will be Federico Valverde in this COPA AMERICA 2020 Player Battle.

Lautaro Martínez vs Lucas Torreira

Argentina vs Uruguay Player Battle - Lautaro Martínez vs Lucas Torreira
Argentina vs Uruguay Player Battle – Lautaro Martínez vs Lucas Torreira
Lautaro Martínez enjoys playing with an edge to his game. At times, it is what separates him from his marker. The very best strikers find that balance. Lucas Torreira will be man marking the young striker.

The youngster’s performances for the Serie A club have fuelled rumours he could be the subject of a big-money bid and leave Inter in the summer. Martinez has been one of the breakout players of the season in Serie A, partnering with summer arrival Romelu Lukaku to form one of the league’s best tandems. Martínez is ready to carry the future of Argentina. Lucas Torreira has a lot of qualities which shows how good he is. His defensive work is praiseworthy and aerial duels are also good. His speed is also good and his trackbacking skill cannot be doubted. His perfectly timed challenges baffles the opposition player every time he snatches the ball from them.

For us, the winner will be Lucas Torreira in this COPA AMERICA 2020 Player Battle.

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