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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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