The Argentine team fell 0-2 against Australia this Thursday, in its debut in the men’s soccer competition of the Olympic Games.
La Albiceleste, directed by Fernando Batista, had to play with ten players due to the unusual expulsion of Francisco Ortega, at the end of the first half.
The first Australian goal came after 14 minutes of play, through Lachlan Wales.
In less than two minutes (45 ‘+ 1 to 45’ + 3), Argentina was left without one of its players due to two warnings. Francisco Ortega, left back, was expelled in an unusual way, as his second warning was in a normal struggle.
Marco Tilio, at 80 minutes, sentenced the match and scored the second goal for the Australian national team, leaving Argentina in trouble in their aspirations to qualify and fight for the gold medal.
Argentina’s next game will be against Egypt, which drew 0-0 with Spain on the first date. The game will be on Saturday, July 25, at 2:30 am, Colombian time.