Argentina were able to extend their unbeaten sequence after a 2-2 draw with Uruguay in a recent friendly game. Manager Lionel Scaloni claimed that he is extremely pleased with the progress made by the national team under his regime. Argentina had to come back from a losing position twice in the game to secure the stalemate. Edinson Cavani’s first-half goal was cancelled out by Sergio Aguero just after the break.
Just a few minutes after the break, Luis Suarez was able to put Uruguay back in front. In the last few seconds of the game, Uruguay seemed like holding on for a crucial victory. This would have sent Argentina to the first defeat since the 2-0 loss against Brazil back in July.
However, Messi converted a late penalty to salvage something for Argentina. They go into 2020 with a lot of confidence for the new campaign. Argentina are now unbeaten in seven games and this can provide the team with a lot of confidence going into the 2022 World Cup qualification campaign that starts next year. Even thoughScaloni revealed that he is pleased with progress made by the national team, he sees a lot of scope for improvement. This improvement is especially important considering that a bigger challenge awaits Argentina in the form of the CONMEBOL qualifiers.
“At the level of results, we are fine. At the level of the game, it can be improved.The team feeling is the best we have. The important thing is that the players who play do it well. Some make a difference and others support. Now we have to think about what we did well and what we can correct. What is coming is difficult. I spoke with people from Uruguay. It will be difficult in the qualifiers,” said Scaloni, who has been in charge of the team since August 2018.