Argentina and Ecuador will square off for a place in the 2021 Copa America semi-final at Estádio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico on Sunday at 2am (UK time).
La Albiceleste are chasing a first international title since the 1993 Copa America, while Gustavo Alfaro’s men are looking to cause a gigantic upset. The winner will go on to face one of Uruguay or Colombia.
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Where to watch Argentina vs Ecuador on TV:
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Scoreline prediction: Argentina 2-0 Ecuador
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Argentina vs Ecuador build-up, previous line-ups & injury news:
It was a near flawless opening phase for Argentina who ended Group A with three wins from their four matches played. La Albiceleste were the only side in their group to avoid defeat, whilst netting seven goals and conceding just twice. After starting with a 1-1 draw against Chile they’d pick up successes over Uruguay (1-0), Paraguay (1-0) and Bolivia (4-1) setting up this quarter-final showdown with Ecuador.
Things couldn’t be any more different regarding Ecuador who sneaked into the knockout phase by the skin of their teeth. Gustavo Alfaro’s men started with a narrow 1-0 defeat against Colombia but recovered through successive draws against Venezuela (2-2), Peru (2-2) and Brazil (1-1). Incidentally they finished with the second-best attack (five goals scored) in Group B and second-worst defence (six goals conceded).
- Argentina (vs Bolivia): Armani; Montiel, Pezzella, Lisandro Martínez, Acuña; Rodríguez, Palacios; Correa, Messi, Papu Gómez; Agüero.
- Ecuador (vs Brazil): Galíndez; Preciado, Arboleda, Hincapié, Palacios; Franco, Méndez, Caicedo, Estupiñán; Preciado, Valencia.
Papu Gómez should retain his spot in Argentina’s starting lineup with Lautaro Martínez expected to come into Lionel Scaloni’s team after netting in the Bolivia win. Ecuador, meanwhile, have no major injury concerns and should remain unchanged from last time out.
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Player to watch: Lionel Messi (Argentina)
For everything he’s achieved Lionel Messi will not want to hang up his boots without international silverware from his résumé. The six-time Ballon d’Or recipient has come agonisingly close on several occasions and, with the way Argentina have picked up momentum, he’ll sneakily fancy their chances of going all the way at Copa America this year.
Having turned up on the scoring front is a major factor, Messi currently leads the Golden Boot race on three goals (tied with Gianluca Lapadula). Incidentally, across five previous tournament appearances, the Barcelona playmaker has never finished as top scorer with his best return being five at the 2016 Copa América Centenario – which turned out to be one fewer than Eduardo Vargas.