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Olympics 2020: Argentina vs Spain match preview

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Spain are aiming to secure top spot in Group C at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. They will be playing their last group stage game against Argentina. Spain and Argentina go head-to-head on Wednesday.

Match preview:

The Spanish side started their Olympics campaign with a goalless draw against Egypt. Spain played their best football but lacked quality in the final third.

Spain played their second game of the group stage against Australia where Mikel Oyarzabal scored the only goal of the game. In addition, Spain is the only nation yet to concede a goal, this is because they tend to dominate possession of the game.

Argentina are currently placed third in Group C as they are bested by Australia on goal difference. Argentina can’t rely on the Australia Egypt fixture to make it to the knock-out stage. They will have to play their best bit of football.

Argentina V/S Spain Team News:

Spain have no suspensions or no injuries going into the fixture. Spain’s star players that featured in the Euro 2020 will all be expected to play against Argentina. We could see Dani Ceballos along with Pedri in the midfield. Meanwhile, Dani Olmo and Mikel Oyarzabal play on the wings. We will also be seeing Pau Torres and Eric Garica at the heart of the defense.

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Since, Argentina need to better Australia’s result they will go for a more attacking-minded setup. Allister, De la Vega, and Gaich will all feature for Argentina. Ortega served his one-match suspension when his side played Egypt on Sunday so he can feature in this vital fixture. Although Claudio Bravo, did put in an excellent performance in the previous game and it’ll be tough to keep him out of the side.

Expected Lineups:

Spain:

Goalkeeper: Simon

Defenders: Cucurella,Torres, Garcia, Gil

Midfielders: Zubimendi, Soler, Pedri

Forwards: Olmo, Oyarzabal, Puado

Argentina:

Goalkeeper: Ledesma

Defenders: Bravo, Medina, Perez, De La Fuente

Midfielders: Vera, Payero, Barco, Allister, De la Vega

Forwards: Gaich

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