Sudamericano Sub 20: Argentina start with a win

Michael Hoyos (left) celebrates with Rogelio Funes Mori

In their quest to outdo their predecessors of two years ago and qualify for this year’s World Youth Cup – and the London 2012 Olympic Football Tournament – Argentina’s Under 20s got off to a good start in the Sudamericano Sub 20 in Peru on Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 win over cross-river rivals Uruguay. With Rogelio Funes Mori up front for Argentina, it was inevitable that the goals would come from other sources; California-born Michael Hoyos, and clubless former Paraguayan Juan Iturbe scored them, the latter right at the very end of the match, after Uruguay had taken the lead through Diego Polenta, who missed a penalty but stuck away the rebound. The highlights are right here.

Sudamericano Sub 20 Peru 2011: Argentina 2 – 1 Uruguay

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Sam Kelly is an English football writer based in Buenos Aires, specialising in all things Argentina - the national team and the domestic league - as well as across South America for When Saturday Comes, ESPNFC, The Blizard, Howler, the Hong Kong Jockey Club and In Bed With Maradona among others. If you think you can afford him (and you probably can), please feel free to get in touch via the contact page of this blog.
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8 Responses to Sudamericano Sub 20: Argentina start with a win

  1. Johnny says:

    Ha Ha ! So Sam, do you dislike Funes Mori more than I dislike Mouche ?! A tight horse race that one.:)

    • I don’t dislike him Johnny, I just get very frustrated watching him…

    • icho says:

      Araujo didn’t do much either.
      It’s too early to tell if anyone is ready ready.
      Hoyos on the other hand, is quite something – not initially obvious on an Estudiantes LP team putting him way over on the wing, only now he appears to playing seemingly out of position and perhaps playing to the pincha team skill in the middle, with perez and veron carring the mail for gata/braña/benitez or whomever was up front to deliver.
      Michael summoned some inner Rolfi Montenegro-esque (rolfi+10 perros era) runs, now closer to goal as a quasi-enganche and surging up the middle lanes, with Iturbe’s entrance in for the second half which gave him an outlet and some space with more lateral involvement from Nervo (de menor a mayor). Turned the game around 360.

      Hoyos’ goals during the clausura were also up the middle, were they not?

  2. voitinho says:

    What’s wrong with this Funes Mori?

  3. Toby says:

    It’s a shame Lamela and Lanzini aren’t there. However, I look forward to seeing how they do with River in the Clausura. Two very exciting prospects.

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