The Argentine team trained this Saturday and waits for the evolution of Nicolas Tagliafico to see if he can start next Tuesday before Peru in the stadium Lima National, on the fourth day of the South American qualifiers of the Qatar World Cup 2022.
After last Thursday’s 1-1 draw against Paraguay at home at the Bombonera, the team led by Lionel Scaloni began planning the match next Tuesday, which will be the last presentation of the ‘Albiceleste’ this year.
The only doubt that the Argentine coaching staff maintains is the possibility of the return of Nicolás Tagliafico, who was not against Paraguay due to a discomfort in the hamstrings of his left leg that forced him to intensify his work with the kinesiologists.
The option if the left-back of Ajax does not reach the duel in Lima is to repeat Nicolás González in the last line as he did against Paraguay, where he was also the author of the only goal from Albiceleste.
Scaloni has defined that Giovani Lo Celso will replace the injured Exequiel Palacios, who suffered a fracture in one of his lumbar vertebrae after a tackle with his knees by Ángel Romero during the match against Paraguay.
“I wanted to thank you all for the messages, now it remains to recover and come back stronger than ever,” wrote the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder on his Instagram account along with a photo in which he is seen hospitalized.
Palacios could receive medical discharge this Sunday to begin a rehabilitation that will require at least three months, according to the German club in a statement.
The Argentine squad carried out this Saturday a physical exercises of speed, reaction and coordination in the property that the Argentine Football Association has in the Buenos Aires town of Ezeiza, 35 kilometers from downtown Buenos Aires.
The day was completed with work with the ball where special emphasis was placed on definition work and soccer in a reduced space.
Meanwhile, the goalkeepers, guided by Martín Tocalli, did specific work on the position for 40 minutes and then joined the exercises with the rest of the field players.
This Sunday, the Albiceleste plans another day to begin defining the starting eleven for the match against Peru, while on Monday afternoon they have planned the flight to Lima.
The Argentine team has seven units after three rounds played in the South American qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar, and is second behind Brazil, which has a perfect score of nine points.