The teams of Panama and Argentina collide tonight in an international friendly called “The Festival of Champions” at the Monumental de River stadium, the game begins at 6:30 pm Panama time.
The Argentine security entities have arranged for an extensive police operation in the streets surrounding the Monumental stadium due to the large number of people who want to at least get close to the bus that will transport the Argentine team, the current world champion, where their main team will be. figure and captain Leonel Messi.
This will be Argentina’s first match after winning the Qatar 2022 World Cup last December by beating France and will be the premiere of their new three-star jersey with the logo of world champions.
History of matches Panama – Argentina:
Panama and the Argentina National Team, in the senior category, have met a total of 2 times.
The first time was on May 20, 2009, in a match played at the Brigadier General Estanislao López Stadium. This match ended with a 3-1 victory for Argentina. The goals for the South American squad were the work of Matías Defedérico at minute 27, and Gonzalo Bergessio twice, at minute 39 and 84. Nelson Barahona would score for Panama at 29′ of the game.
Panama Lineup: Jaime Penedo, Armando Gun, Luis Moreno, Carlos Rivera, Joel Solanilla, Nelson Barahona, Ricardo Phillips, Manuel Torres, Amilcar Henríquez, José Garcés, Luis Tejada.
Argentina line-up: Diego Pozzo, Matías Caruzzo, Alexis Ferrero, Nicolás Otamendi, Fabian Rinaudo, Hernán Bernadello, Daniel Montenegro, Matías Defederico, José Sand, Gonzalo Bergessio, Eduardo Salvio.
The second time that Panama faced Argentina was in 2016, specifically on June 10, 2016, in a match played at Soldier Field in the city of Chicago in the United States, for the group stage of the Copa América Centenario.
This match would end with a 5-0 win for Argentina. The goals were scored by Nicolás Otamendi (7′), Lionel Messi (68′, 78′, 87′) and Sergio Agüero (90′).
Lineup of Panama: Jaime Penedo, Luis Henríquez, Roderick Miller, Felipe Baloy, Adolfo Machado, Gabriel Gómez, Aníbal Godoy, Valentín Pimentel, Alberto Quintero, Armando Cooper, Blas Pérez.
Argentina line-up: Sergio Romero, Gabriel Mercado, Nicolás Otamendi, Ramiro Funes Mori, Augusto Fernández, Javier Macherano, Nicolás Gaitán, Éver Banega, Ángel Di María, Gonzalo Higuaín.