In a friendly to mark the opening of the new Estadio Bicentenario in San Juan, one of the stadia to be used in this July’s Copa América, an Argentina side made up solely of players from the local league beat their Venezuelan visitors 4-1. It’s an unimportant game and the existence of the ‘local’ national side (or Argentina B, as I’ve taken to calling them here) seems largely political, but for those interested the goals are here. Two Boca players, Cristian Chávez and Pablo Mouche, scored three between them – one more goal than Boca’s whole team have managed in the Torneo Clausura to date. Luciano Aued, the Gimnasia midfielder, got the fourth.
International friendly, Wednesday 16th March 2011
Argentina B 4 – 1 Venezuela
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It’s a nice staduim, one of those sunken into ground types
And the seleccion chosen was a reunion of sorts of half the ’07 Sub-20 sudamericano (Tocalli’s?) with filler players taking spots for the one that have gone onto grander career pathes