ESPN.comNov 21, 2023, 10:50Reading: 2 min.
Argentina gave a show of authority in Indonesia and defeated Venezuela 5-0 in the round of 16 of the Under 17 World Cup, at the Jalak Harupat Stadium in Bandung. With Agustín Ruberto’s double, a goal against Luís Balbo and as many goals from Santiago López and Claudio Echeverri, the National Team managed to advance to the next stage and This Friday they will meet in the quarterfinals with Brazil.
Diego Placente’s team played good football and exhibited great collective performance, while also having high individual performances and overwhelmingly dominated those led by Ricardo Valiño.
The National Team closed the first half with a 3-0 lead on the scoreboard and the difference could have been greater. The count began at 15 minutes: Mariano Gerez opened the game to the left and, although the broadcast attributed it to Balbo against, Santiago Lopez he deflected the kicker he launched Ian Subiabre. Once again with the young man from Independiente as the protagonist, the second goal of the match came with a right cross that deflected and left goalkeeper Jorge Sánchez with no chance. The 3-0 was authored by Claudio Diablito Echeverriwhich defined an impeccable counterattack first.
At the start of the second stage, Argentina lowered the intensity a little and, although they continued to dominate the game, they began to feel the wear and tear of the first 45 minutes. With the modifications, he reconnected with ambition, high pressure and scored two more goals.
Due to a hard foul on Franco Mastantuono in the area, the referee reviewed the play and, relying on the VAR, awarded a penalty. Agustín Ruberto He took charge of the shot and scored by puncturing the ball, which bounced off the crossbar and entered the middle of the goal. Minutes later, the number 9 of the National Team had another opportunity at his feet, he did not let it pass and closed the score 5-0.
Argentina debuted with a 1-2 loss to Senegal on the first date of group D. Then, it defeated Japan 3-1 and sealed its qualification to the round of 16 with a resounding 4-0 victory over Poland. After leaving Vinotinto on the road, they will meet this Friday in the quarterfinals with Brazil, that comes from defeating 3-1 to Ecuador with a double from Estevão Willian and another goal from Luighi Hanri Sousa Santos.
Argentina: Jeremias Florentín; Dylan Gorosito, Juan Giménez, Tobías Palacio, Octavio Ontivero; Mariano Gerez, Valentino Acuña; Santiago López, Claudio Echeverri, Ian Subiabre; Agustín Ruberto.
Venezuela: Jorge Sánchez; Pablo Ibarra, Yiandro Raap, Lucciano Reinoso, Luis Balbo Vieira; Miguel Vegas, Leenhan Romero, Nicola Profeta, Juan Arango, David Martínez, Ángel Borgo.
Referee: Morten Krogh.