Argentina eked out a 1-0 win over Uruguay in Copa America’s Group B clash at the Estadio Nacional De Brasilia. And for the singular, deciding goal, as Guido Rodriguez scored, Lionel Messi assisted in Argentina’s 1-0 win over Uruguay.
Argentina-Uruguay is the oldest rivalry in South American football, with 194 official meetings between the two countries.
Across these matches, the Albiceleste lead the way with 89 victories, as compared to Uruguay’s 59.
This latest Copa America meeting, in Group B, made for 195 total clashes, which means Argentina have won 90 times.
So, after beating Uruguay yet another time, Argentina will face Paraguay next on Tuesday morning at 5.30 AM IST.
Lionel Messi Assisted in Argentina’s 1-0 Win over Uruguay
Argentina won marginally, after a 1-0 score, over Uruguay in a Group B match of Copa America.
Rodriguez’s header in the 13th minute, with Lionel Messi providing the crucial assist, was all that separated the two sides.
So, national team captain Messi once again made the difference as he provided the assist for Argentina’s winning goal.
A limp first-half display from Oscar Tabarez’s side led to some improvements in the second period.
However, Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez were isolated figures in Uruguay’s attacking efforts.
This is because the Uruguayan team’s midfield failed to turn defence, or counterattack, into dangerous attack with any precision.
As a result, Argentina sat deeper and deeper, looking to hold onto their lead, while the match wore on.
At the same time, they were the more efficient team when it came to hitting on the counterattack.
And this was thanks to the efforts of an ever-involved Messi, Argentina captain.
The Argentina skipper sent in a cross, after beating his man, towards the back post.
That’s where Rodriguez got the better of Rodrigo Bentancur to guide the ball home with a well-aimed header.