La Celeste played very comfortable and made Colombia suffer from the first minutes

La Celeste played very comfortable and made Colombia suffer from the first minutes

Also striking are the few goals scored in contrast to the Camp Nou crashes, where in the last decade we have attended recitals as the ‘little hand’ of the 2011-2012 season with Messi unleashed, taking home the hat-trick ball, or maddening draws like last League (2-2) to start saying goodbye to the title.

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To be honest, it is not normal for Barça to add ten consecutive visits to the rojiblanco fiefdom without losing, to the point that, whether it is the long-awaited Vicente Calderón or the imposing Metropolitano, it has become the second place of all the First Division where The Catalans have not experienced the bitter taste of defeat for more years. The best streak, by the way, is at Villarreal, eleven seasons in a row and a priori another stadium that should be very complicated, but this Barça is like that, unpredictable at times and extra motivated when the challenge is great.  

As it will be this Saturday, it is not for nothing that Simeone’s men are going through a great moment and they are the only undefeated team in the entire championship. At home, only two points have been left, in a goalless draw against Villarreal. The rest, clear victories, the most, 6-1 to Granada. But also the 2-0 to Betis or the most recent, a 4-0 to Cádiz. Barça adds another motivation to continue with this historic streak: to provoke the first KO of Atlético this League.

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The Uruguay team, led by Edinson Cavani and Luis Suárez, surprised and thrashed Colombia 0-3 this Friday in Barranquilla on the third day of the South American qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar.

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La Celeste played very comfortable and made Colombia suffer from the first minutes. Cavani put his stamp on the 5th minute, after an error by Everton’s central Yerry Mina, which the Uruguayan forward did not forgive to score 0-1, which meant his 51st goal for the Uruguayan team.

The Manchester United footballer also reached his 17th goal in the South American qualifiers, which is why he entered the top 5 of the tournament’s top scorers and equaled the Chilean Iván Zamorano in a table led by Luis Suárez, with 25.

With the adverse result, Colombia began to suffer and did not find its football, although the entry of Luis Díaz in the final minutes of the first half gave Carlos Queiroz’s team greater mobility and dynamism, which if it did not concede more goals was due to the timely reaction of the goalkeeper and captain, David Ospina.

For the second half, Colombia went out in search of the goal that would give it the equalizer but quickly their momentum faded. An error by Everton’s creative James Rodríguez, who lost the ball in his own field when the entire defense was in play, led to a counterattack by Luis Suárez and Rodrigo Bentancur.

Suárez entered the area and sent the ball pumped for Bentancur who was about to finish off when Jeison Murillo committed a foul that the referee sanctioned as a penalty and that ‘el Pistolero’ changed for a goal in the 54th minute for Uruguay’s 0-2. The goal was Suárez’s 25th goal, the top scorer in the South American qualifiers.

But Colombia’s nightmare in Barranquilla did not end. And another goal from Celeste came in the 73rd minute with Darwin Núñez, who received a measured pass and, alone, without any mark, tried his luck with a long-distance shot that slipped through Ospina’s lower left corner for the final 0-3.

In the 89th minute, Colombia was left with 10 men when Mina was sent off, who saw his second yellow card for elbowing Núñez.

On the fourth day, next Tuesday, Colombia will visit Ecuador in Quito and Uruguay will receive Brazil in Montevideo. 

Argentina’s victory over Bolivia (1-2) this Tuesday in La Paz was the fourth consecutive for Leo Messi against the Bolivian team. The ’10’ of FC Barcelona, ​​since 2015, has always celebrated the triumph and has scored three goals.

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The first win of this series came on September 4, 2015 in Houston (United States) in a friendly. The team, then led by Tata Martino, won 0-7, with Messi the author of a double.

In the next duel against Bolivia, on March 29, 2016, Argentina again beat their rival 2-0, with a goal from Messi to convert a penalty. The match was framed in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in Russia and was played in Córdoba.

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The third game against the Bolivian team played by Messi was played in Seattle (United States) on June 14, 2016 as part of the group stage of the Copa América. Argentina again beat Bolivia 3-0. 

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Previously, Messi had played five games against Bolivia, with a record of one victory, three draws and one defeat. He won his first match against La Verde on November 17, 2007 in Buenos Aires, valid for the World Cup Qualifiers in South Africa (3-0) with Coco Basile on the bench.

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Then he lost the second, in La Paz and with Maradona on the bench (6-1) in a duel also corresponding to the 2010 World Cup Qualifiers. The next three Leo played against Bolivia were tied and all 1-1. In La Plata (Copa América), in Buenos Aires (previous phase of the 2014 World Cup) and in La Paz (also of the previous phase of the 2014 World Cup), both with Sabella on the bench.

Casemiro, a Real Madrid player who this Friday will face the Brazilian team against Bolivia on the first day of the South American qualifiers for the Qatar 2020 World Cup, regretted that the game is played without an audience, but affirmed that "health comes first". Brazil will host Bolivia in Sao Paulo in what will be the first match with empty 1xbet welcome casino bonus stands for both teams, as a result of the rigid health security protocols adopted in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

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In a virtual press conference broadcast this Friday by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Casemiro emphasized the need to respect these protocols, since "it’s a delicate moment for the world" and in particular for Brazil, which already exceeds five million infections and adds almost 150,000 deaths from COVID-19.

"We are totally happy to play soccer and I think that makes the Brazilian people happy too, but always respecting security measures.", why "we are an example and health comes first"said the footballer, who will act as captain of the Brazilian team against Bolivia. "Of course we wanted to play with the public, but there are protocols and there are lives at risk. So we have to adapt that. And as they say in Spain, that’s what there is"he pointed.

Regarding the match, which will be the first for the national team in almost a year, Casemiro admitted that "Brazil is always favorite", although he also stressed that "always with respect to the adversary". In that sense, he indicated that while the Bolivian team has been training for about 50 days, the Brazilian just met this week, for which he announced that there could be some "problems" of understanding between the players in the first moments.

However, he appreciated that despite a renewal process that has begun in the selection, the base of the team led by Adenor Leonardo Bacchi "Tite" it is "the same" and the coach’s ideas "they are very clear". Casemiro appreciated the contribution that young promises like Rodrygo can make, who plays with him at Real Madrid and will possibly be on the bench against Bolivia.

"Rodrygo has an immense quality"said Casemiro, who also did not forget Vinicius Júnior, another of his young teammates from Real Madrid and who this time has not been called up by Tite. "Of course Vinicius wants to be in the national team, but I don’t see him frustrated" for the absence in this call, but "with more desire to continue working" to be in the next one, he said.

After the game with Bolivia, the Brazilian team will stay in Sao Paulo until Monday, when it will travel to Lima to play the next day against Peru, on the second day of the South American qualifiers for Qatar 2020.

In relation to that match, Casemiro assured that "like everyone" it will be very complicated, both because of the "quality" of the Peruvian team and the fact of playing in Lima. "Whenever you play with Peru it is difficult and, above all, when you play away from home"he declared.

Paulo Dybala will not travel to Bolivia with the Argentine national team to play the South American Qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup because he did not finally overcome the gastrointestinal problems that already kept him out in the opening match of the ‘Albiceleste’ in the tournament against Ecuador, in which they won 1-0 with a goal from Leo Messi.

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The Argentine Football Association (AFA) announced this through its social networks in a brief statement in which it reported: "The player Paulo Dybala will not travel to Bolivia with the National Team as he is not fit for sports.