The ‘Scaloneta’ did it: by beating Italy 3-0 today in the Finalissima in London, Argentina chained their 32nd consecutive game without losing, thus establishing a new record for the history of the albiceleste team.
In March, at the close of the World Cup qualifiers, Argentina tied 1-1 with Ecuador and, with their 31st match in a row without knowing defeat, equaled the record achieved by the team between February 1991 and August 1993, with Alfio Basile in charge at the time.
The success of Wembley allows the team to establish a new record, which could continue to be extended on Sunday in Pamplona, in a friendly duel against Estonia.
In their 32 matches without losing, Argentina has achieved 21 wins and 11 draws.
Argentina’s last defeat came in the semifinals of the 2019 Copa América, 2-0 against Brazil at the Mineirão stadium in Belo Horizonte.
The start of the 32-match streak came in Argentina’s last match in that tournament, the match for third place, which won 2-1 over Chile with goals from Sergio Agüero and Paulo Dybala.
From that July 6, 2019 to this June 1, 2022, the great Argentine streak allowed the team to win the Copa América in 2021, seal qualification for the Qatar-2022 World Cup and now lift the Finalissima, a tournament that measures the current champions of South America and Europe.
Lionel Scaloni assumed the reins, initially on an interim basis and then definitively, after the disappointment of Argentina in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where it was eliminated in the round of 16, which led to the departure of Jorge Sampaoli from the position.