Copa America 2019: Argentina vs Venezuela Quarter-final Preview

In the last night, we had an excellent first Quarter-final of Copa America 2019 where the host Brazil defeat Paraguay by 4-3 goals in the penalty shootout. Tonight, it’s time for Brazil’s arch-rival Argentina to take their team to the next stage of this Copa America. But considering their way of going, it looks really tough for Argentina to beat on-form Venezuela.

Copa America 2019: Argentina vs Venezuela Quarter-final Preview
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Match Details

Date: Saturday, 29 Jun 2019

Venue: Estadio Jornalista Mário Filho (Maracanã)

Timings: 8 pm in the United Kingdom, 9 pm (Central European Time), 1:00 AM (Bangladesh Standard Time)

In this second quarterfinal of Copa America 2019 between Argentina and Venezuela, Both sides are strong enough to take their team to the semi-finals. Although, Argentina has remained very fortunate this season as they have somehow reached the final-eight spot. But Venezuela’s performance was good enough to convince everyone to bet for them in this contest.

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La Albiceleste opened their Copa campaign against Colombia at Fonte Nova Arena stadium, where they faced a disappointing defeat with the margin of 0-2. It was Lionel Messi’s first game in Argentine T-shirt almost after a year’s break. It was such a poor display of football from the whole Argentine team, especially the defense was so shaky as a statue of sand.

In their second Group B match against Paraguay, the Argentine squad secured 1-1 draw at Mineirão Stadium. In their last group meeting against Qatar, Argentina hardly managed to earn 3 points by a marginal 2-0 victory. With 4 points in 3 matches, they managed to hold the 2nd spot in Group B and make their way to the quarterfinal of Copa America 2019.

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On the other side, Venezuela also started off with a goalless draw against Group A mates Peru at Arena do Gremio. In their second group stage clash against the hosting Brazil, Venezuela again secured an upsetting 0-0 draw at Fonte Nova Arena. Though in their final group-stage battle against Bolivia, ‎La Vinotinto bounced back and grabbed a brilliant 3-1 win at famous Mineirão Stadium.

Head-on-head records

Both Argentina and Venezuela faced each other in the last edition of Copa America at Quarter-final battle where Messi and squad registered a great 4-1 victory. As per the records of their last 20 matches in football fixtures, 18 victories went to Argentina squad and only two marked by Venezuela.

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Copa America 2019: Argentina vs Venezuela Quarter-final Preview
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Argentina’s squad for Copa America 2019

Goalkeepers: Franco Armani, Agustín Marchesín, and Juan Musso

Defenders: Juan Foyth, Nicolás Tagliafico, Renzo Saravia, Germán Pezzella, Ramiro Funes , Mori, Milton Casco, and Nicolás Otamendi

Midfielders: Leandro Paredes, Roberto Pereyra, Marcos Acuña, Ángel Di María, Guido Pizarro, Rodrigo De Paul, Guido Rodríguez, and Giovani Lo Celso,

Forwards: Sergio Agüero, Lionel Messi (captain), Matias Suarez, Paulo Dybala, and Lautaro Martínez

Venezuela’s squad for Copa America 2019

Goalkeepers: Wuilker Faríñez, Joel Graterol, and Rafael Romo

Defenders: Mikel Villanueva, Yordan Osorio, Jhon Chancellor, Luis Mago, Roberto Rosales, Rolf Feltscher, and Ronald Hernández

Midfielders: Júnior Moreno, Yangel Herrera, Darwin Machís, Tomás Rincón (Captain), Jefferson Savarino, Juanpi, Luis Manuel Seijas, Jhon Murillo, Arquímedes Figuera, and Yeferson Soteldo

Forwards: Fernando Aristeguieta, Josef Martínez, and Salomón Rondón

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