Matchday 12 of the South American 2022 World Cup Qualifiers will conclude an exciting triple-fixture in the October international window. Argentina and Peru will face off on today at Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires. The game will be broadcast in the US by fuboTV.
La Albiceleste have been flying in the tournament as they hold the longest unbeaten record on the planet right now with 23 undefeated matches under their belts. Last time out, Lionel Messi led a fantastic, 3-0 win over Uruguay, in which he scored the opener.
La Blanquirroja, on the other hand, couldn't build from their much-needed win over Chile as they were upset by Bolivia in the high altitude of La Paz. Therefore, they'll be urged to get a result in Argentina, although it doesn't seem easy.
Argentina starting XI
Lionel Scaloni will make a few changes for this game, although Argentina's lineup will look practically the same that we use to see every time they play. His doubts were on the flanks, where Marcos Acuña will replace Nicolas Tagliafico at left-back, while Nahuel Molina kept his spot over Gonzalo Montiel. Additionally, PSG star Angel Di Maria will be back in the lineup replacing Nicolas Gonzalez.
Argentina lineup: Emiliano Martinez, Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Marcos Acuña, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso, Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez.
Ricardo Gareca received bad news ahead of this game. Andre Carrillo hasn't recovered from an injury and didn't travel to Buenos Aires, but Peru have many more casualties. The absences of Raul Ruidiaz, Paolo Guerrero, Edison Flores, Renato Tapia, Luis Advincula, and Yordy Reyna against the 2021 Copa America winners will mean a huge challenge.
Peru starting XI: Pedro Gallese, Jhilmar Lora, Carlos Zambrano, Alexander Callens, Miguel Trauco, Christofer Gonzales, Pedro Aquino, Yoshimar Yotun, Christian Cueva, Raziel Garcia, Gianluca Lapadula.