Argentina are back in action in Copa America 2021 this weekend as they lock horns with Ecuador at the Estadio Olimpico Pedro Ludovico on Saturday. Argentina have been impressive in recent months and are the favourites to win this match.
Ecuador have not been at their best this summer and have plenty of work to do ahead of this crucial knock-out fixture. The Ecuadorians held a second-string Brazil side to an impressive 1-1 draw in their previous game and will look to pull off a similarly robust performance on Saturday.
Argentina, on the other hand, played out a draw in their opening game of the competition but won the remaining matches in their group to top the standings. La Albiceleste have assembled an impressive squad with Lionel Scaloni at the helm and are one of the favourites to win Copa America 2021.
Argentina dominate Bolivia 4-1 and finish top of their group 📈— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 29, 2021
They will face Ecuador in the quarterfinals on Saturday 🍿 pic.twitter.com/QBOw6uTGHO
Argentina vs Ecuador Team News
Argentina have a fully-fit squad and have some of the most lethal attacking players in South America at their disposal for this game. Cristian Romero and Angel Di Maria have recovered from their knocks and should be available against Ecuador.
Rodrigo De Paul and Leandro Paredes have seized the initiative in midfield and have effectively allowed Lionel Messi to play in an advanced position in the final third. Sergio Aguero and Lautaro Martinez are available for this game and will need to make an impact in the penalty area.
Brighton star Moises Caicedo was stretchered off the pitch against Brazil but might be able to recover in time for this game. Ecuador do not have any injury concerns and will need to field their best team against Argentina.
Angel Mena scored the equaliser against Brazil but is unlikely to feature in Ecuador’s 5-4-1 formation. Enner Valencia will likely lead the line and will have to make the most of the chances that come his way against Argentina.
At what time does the Copa America 2021 match between Argentina and Ecuador kick off?
India: 4th July 2021, at 6:30 AM
USA: 3rd July 2021, at 9 PM (Eastern Standard Time), 8 PM (Central Standard Time), 6 PM (Pacific Standard Time)
UK: 4th July 2021, at 2 AM
#Sport #Football #Argentina #CopaAmérica #ARGvECU— Buenos Aires Times (@theBAtimes) July 2, 2021
After sailing through their Copa América group, Lionel Messi and Co now face Ecuador in the quarter-finals, aware that just one slip will be enough to send them home.
Where and how to watch Argentina vs Ecuador on TV?
India: Sony Ten 2 SD & HD, JioTV
USA: Fox Sports 1, Univision Now, TUDN
UK: BBC Red Button
How can I watch Argentina versus Ecuador live streaming?
SonyLIV in India
TUDN, Fox Sports App, and fuboTV in the United States
BBC iPlayer in the United Kingdom