How Argentina could line up against Brazil in Copa America 2021 Final

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How Argentina could line up against Brazil in Copa America 2021 Final
How Argentina could line up against Brazil in Copa America 2021 Final

Argentina vs Brazil Copa America 2021 Final – Argentina will play against Brazil at the Marcana stadium on Sunday in the final of the Copa America. Argentina are the favorites to win this tournament. Lionel Salconi has got an amazing squad which includes world class players. Here’s How Argentina could line up against Brazil in Copa America 2021 Final.

Argentina booked their place in semifinals by beating Ecuador 3-0 in the quarter-finals. On the other hand, their opponents Colombia narrowly got past Uruguay as they won on a penalty shootout. Both teams will be looking for a spot in the final of the Copa America 2021.

Argentina Probable Line up against Brazil

How Argentina could line up against Colombia in Copa America 2021 Semifinals
How Argentina could line up against Colombia in Copa America 2021 Semifinals

Goalkeeper – Emiliano Martínez

The Argentina goalkeeper has rarely been tested in past matches. But now he will face the real challenges as the tournament has entered its final stages. Martinez is certain to start as he is the first player in his position.

Right Back – Nahuel Molina

Nahuel Molina did not offer much depth in attack but was more defensively astute. However, Montiel is also in the queue to get a spot in starting XI.

Centre Back – Germán Pezzella

German Pezzella should keep his place alongside the Benfica man after an impressive showing in the 3-0 win over Ecuador. The Fiorentina man has the ability to make crucial interceptions on the few occasions.

Centre Back – Nicolás Otamendi

Experienced centre-back Nicolas Otamendi will continue to lead the back line. Argentina’s dominance in the matches has meant that Nicolas Otamendi was not called into action too often. He received a yellow card in the last match for complaining to the referee in first-half injury time.

Left Back – Marcos Acuña

The Sevilla man contributes to the attack with his runs forward. He also made sure that the opposition player on the right flank did not pose too much of a threat. Although, Tagliafico is just another option, but he is not likely to start.

Right Centre Midfielder – Rodrigo De Paul

 His all-round performance helped boost his stock as several potential suitors watched on. The Udinese man has been the main man of Argentina’s midfield along with Paredes and Celso.

Centre Midfielder – Leandro Paredes

The PSG man dictates the tempo of the game for Argentina and shielded the defense properly. However, his limited attacking contributions saw him replaced in various matches.

Left Centre Midfielder – Giovani Lo Celso

Giovani Lo Celso has delivered energetic performances in his last matches and he is confirmed to start. He has proved to be a vital player for Argentina in the midfield.

Right Winger – Lionel Messi

Argentina will be led by talismanic forward Lionel Messi, who has hit four goals and four assists in five Copa America appearances this year amidst the expiration of his Barcelona contract. He can led his nation to win Copa America 2021.

The 34-year-old had a hand in all three goals and is the runaway leader in the race for the Golden Boot.

Centre Forward – Lautaro Martínez

Lautaro Martinez showed great anticipation to take advantage of Messi’s pass in the build-up to the second goal. His burgeoning relationship with his skipper could be the key to Argentina returning to the summit of the game. His performance against Ecuador can get him a spot against Colombia.

Barcelona forward Sergio Aguero will also hope to lead the line, having started the final two group games after moving to Catalonia from Manchester City in the summer. But there are very few chances that Lionel Salconi will make any change to the playing XI.

Left Winger – Nicolás González

Nicolas Gonzalez did not have as much impact as his colleagues in attack. There are many chances that Di Maria can replace the Fiorentina man in the starting XI.