Argentina faced New Zealand this Friday, for the Under-20 World Cup, beating their opponent 5-0 and advancing to the round of 16. The result was built by Ignacio Maestro Puch, Gino Infantino, Luka Romero, Brian Aguirre and Alejo Véliz.
The result meant the selection finished the group stage as group A leaders, with nine points and a 100% success rate. In key, Uzbekistan also advanced, with four units, who beat Guatemala 2-0.
Argentina opened the scoring in the 13th minute with Puch who, after a good move by Aguirre, scored with a header. Subsequently, it was Infantino’s turn to receive from Romero and expand. At 34, it’s up to Romero to score. The player freely advanced to attack and sent a bomb from afar.
In the second phase, at five minutes, Aguirre called responsibility to take the penalty and converted. At 41, Véliz closed the scoring.
The participants of group B also entered the field. Ecuador and the United States advanced to the round of 16.
The Ecuadorians dominated Fiji this Friday by scoring 9-0. The goalscorers were Justin Cuero (2x), Alan Minda (2x), Cristopher Zambrano (2x), Tommy Chamba, Kendry Paez and Jose Klinger.
Who booed the match, by the way, was a Brazilian referee quartet. Judge Ramon had assistants Guilherme Dias Camilo and Rafael da Silva Alves, as well as Rodolpho Toski, assistant video referee.
The US selection, in turn, advanced to first place. In the 2-0 win against Slovakia, Cade Cowell and Niko Tsakiris scored.
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— LaTri 🇪🇨 (@LaTri) May 26, 2023