Argentina slipped up in Colombia and failed to grab the three points at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez. Lionel Scaloni's boys extended their unbeaten run in the South American World Cup Qualifiers, though, and keep in a great position on the road to Qatar 2022. Check out the highlights and goals of this match.
An impressive start saw La Albiceleste taking an early lead in Barranquilla. Cristian Romero's header put the visitors in front only two minutes into the game before Leandro Paredes' beautiful finish increased the advantage. However, a silly foul from Nicolás Otamendi granted the hosts a penalty that was converted by Luis Muriel, preventing Argentina from heading comfortably to the final whistle. A last-gasp Miguel Borja header sealed a dramatic draw and earned a point for Los Cafeteros, while La Albiceleste dropped two.
Colombia vs Argentina: Match Preview
The Conmebol World Cup Qualifiers resume today, June 8, 2021 with Matchday 8. Colombia and Argentina face each other in Barranquilla in a thrilling match for the South American competition. The home side wants to extend its winning streak, while the visitors, with Lionel Messi as their leader, will try to get the three points to stay close to Brazil in the standings. Find out here everything you need to know about the fixture such as predictions, information, odds and how to watch it in the US.
Los Cafeteros came from an important 3-0 victory over Peru, while Argentina lost two points after their tie 1-1 with Chile at home. La Albiceleste remains unbeaten in the tournament and Reinaldo Rueda’s team will try to end that run.
With the Copa America on the horizon, these two teams not only want to keep adding points for the road to Qatar 2022 but also see how their level is before the tournament. Right now, Colombia is out of the qualifying positions, will they climb some places in the standings?
Colombia vs Argentina: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
Time: 7:00 PM (ET)
Place: Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla.
Colombia vs Argentina: Time by State in the US
ET: 7:00 PM
CT: 6:00 PM
MT: 5:00 PM
PT: 4:00 PM
Colombia vs Argentina: Storylines
Despite the heat in Barranquilla, Argentina has been able to get some good results in the Colombian city. La Albiceleste won the last two times that they played there for the Qualifiers. Actually, Argentina has a favorable record in the city: three wins, one draw and one loss.
But those victories didn’t come easy. The two of them were tight, with only one goal of advantage. However, Argentinians can remember with a smile how their team fought hard to win 2-1 on the road to Brazil 2014 with goals from Lionel Messi and Kun Agüero. Last time, Lucas Biglia was the only scorer.
Now, Colombia wants to change that. After a bad start in the tournament with Carlos Queiroz, new coach Reinaldo Rueda found a way to win. To Colombia it is important to recover the points lost last year.
How to watch or live stream Colombia vs Argentina in the US
This match between Colombia vs Argentina for the South American World Cup Qualifiers, to be played this Tuesday June 8, 2021 will be broadcasted in the US by Fubo TV, who has exclusive streaming rights in the US.
Colombia vs Argentina: Predictions and Odds
The predictions for this game are already made and according to DraftKings, Argentina is the favorite with odds of +160. However, Colombia is not far away with +195, while a tie would result in a +200 payout.
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