July 14, 2024

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Leoncitas reach Pan American finals

Leoncitas reach Pan American finals

The Argentine U-21 team played the semi-final of the Pan American Junior Cup in Surrey, Canada against Uruguay. The match ended 5-0 for Argentina, who qualified for the final and also for the next World Cup along with the United States, Chile and Uruguay.

Argentina showed their superiority from the start of the match, as they were dangerous in the opponent’s area and maintained their stability in the defensive zone. The first goal for Las Leonesitas Valentina Ferula (3′) In the fifth consecutive penalty kick for the team. Three minutes later, Ariana Arias (6′) He left the score 2 to 0 in his favour. Pilar Piston (10′) and Catalina Stamati (11′) They ended the quarter with a 4-0 lead over Uruguay.

In the second quarter, Las Leoncitas started with another goal. Catalina Stamati (19′) Although Las Cimarroncitas got a short corner kick and tried to attack more, the Argentinians continued to explode, controlling the ball patiently. The result did not take away the motivation of the opponent who sought to reduce the deficit but Mercedes Artola And he fixed his bow.

Neither team had a significant advantage at the start of the second half, and although both Uruguay and Argentina had chances, the score remained the same. In the last 15 minutes, Las Cimarroncitas were solid defensively, and did not allow Las Leoncitas to penetrate their defense and increase the score, and the match ended with a score of 5 to 0.

The final will be played on Friday, July 12 at 9pm (Argentina) against the winner between the United States and Chile.

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Argentina was formed by: Valentina Virola, Victoria Valasco, Brisa Ruggeri, Pilar Palacio, Sol Olalla, Catalina Stamati, Pilar Piston, Malena Sabiz, Agustina Miranda, Sol Genet, Mercedes Artola. Alternatives: Lucia Ladron, Ariana Arias, Milagros de Santo, Maria Bazzana, Lourdes Piston, Barbara Raposo, Emma Knobel. Dr.T:Juan Martin Lopez.