Copa America 2019: second quarter final, Argentina vs Venezuela

knockout round of the 2019 Copa America is running, with Brazil eliminating Paraguay via a penalty shootout in the first quarter-final of the tournament. The second match of the quarter final will see Argentina vs Venezuela, who are yet to taste defeat in this edition of Copa America, in Maracana, Rio de Janeiro on Friday night.

Venezuela qualified to the quarter final by second place finish in Group A. Back to back goalless draws against Peru and Brazil, before beating Bolivia 3-1 to book their place in the quarter finals.

Fourteen times copa america winners had to wait till the last match before ensuring their passage to the quarterfinals. The tournament started poorly for the Argentina, with them losing to Colombia in their opening match. The second match saw them escaping defeat against Colombia, as goalkeeper Armani turned hero to save a Paraguayan penalty. A win against Qatar in their last group stage match paved their way to the quarterfinals.

Argentina Probable lineup (4-3-1-2)

Armani; Foyth, Pezzella, Otamendi, Tagliafico; Lo Celso, Paredes, Acuna; Messi; Aguero, Martinez

Venezuela Probable Lineup (4-5-1): 

Farinez; Hernandez, Chancellor, Villanueva, Rosales; Savarino, Herrera, Moreno, Rincon, Machis; Rondon


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