Dragflick Newsdesk : There were no equivalencies. From the beginning to the end, Argentina was resoundingly superior to Brazil and in its debut in the Pan American Cup it prevailed 10-0 to step firmly in its dream of obtaining the passport to the World Cup in India 2023.
In the first match of the year for Mariano Ronconi’s team, the Leones only took three minutes to take the lead. And from there they did not stop anymore.
Maico Casella opened the scoring with just 180 seconds played and at 9 minutes Leandro Tolini made it 2-0 with his powerful penalty corner drag. When at 20, Lucas Martínez scored the third goal, a period of nine minutes began with five goals that shattered any Brazilian illusion. Again Casella at 24, Nicolás della Torre short at 26, Tomás Domene at 28 and again Casella at 29 made it 6-0 with which they went into the break.
In the second half, everything remained the same, although Argentina took their foot off the accelerator a bit (in addition, goalkeeper Faustino drowned out no less than five cries from the Lions) and scored through Santiago Tarazona after 5 minutes, from Casella (penalty) to the 13 and Agustín Bugallo to one of the closure. Brazil? only a shot by Paixao that Santiago controlled.
The selected one will appear again on Saturday. This time it will be against Chile (it can be seen on DirecTV) and it is to be hoped that the duel will be more balanced against a team that is constantly growing, although it is still far from the Argentine hierarchy.