After a scintillating draw with Germany in the first international friendly match, Spain now looks forward to the Argentine side that defeated Italy without Lionel Messi coming to the ground. This may not be the same scenario in this game as well. Spain’s team is young and promising and if the football they showed against the Germans can easily wreck havoc for any other opponents. Argentina will start this match as favourities clearly because of Lionel Messi but a team game as always, is expected from the Spanish side. This game will see two giants of two different continents locking horns with each other in order to determine which team would be the winner after this game.
Spain vs Argentina full squad, team news, playing XI and match preview are listed here.
When and where?
This match is to be played at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid Spain. The ground has a capacity of 67, 700 and it is expected to be a fine day in Madrid which would only add to the excitement of this game.
The clash will take place at 1:00 AM (IST) on March 28, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV app and fuboTV.
Spain won – 2
Argentina won – 2
Not decided – 0
Spain – W W W W D D
Argentina – D D W W L W
Goalkeepers: Kepa, De Gea, Pepe Reina
Defenders: Jordi Alba, Marcos Alonso, Azpilicueta, Daniel Carvajal, Nacho, Alvaro Odriozola, Pique, Sergio Ramos
Midfielders: Isco, Thaigo Alcantara, Marco Asensio, Rodri Hernandez, Iniesta, David Silva, Saul, Dani Parejo, Koke, Lucas Vazquez
Forwards: Iago Aspas, Diego Costa, Rodrigo
Goalkeepers: Romero, Guzman, Caballero
Defenders: Mascherano, Rojo, Otamendi, Funes Mori, Mercado, Fazio, Tagliafico, Bustos
Midfielders: Di Maria, Banega, Biglia, Acuna, Salvio, Perotti, Paredes, Lanzini, Lo Celso, Meza, Perez
Forwards: Messi, Aguero, Higuain, Correa, Pavon, Martinez
Spain – De Gea (GK), Alba, Pique, Ramos, Carvajal, Koke, Rodri, Iniesta, Asensio, Costa, Isco
Argentina – Romero (GK), Mercado, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico, Banega, Mascherano, Celso, Messi, Higuain, Pavon
The Spaniards would try to dominate the game from the start since the game is to be played in Madrid; the Spaniards would get home welcome from all their fans. Our bet is on Spain for this game as they have more star power and as football is a team game, they would look for a team game instead of one man’s show.
THIS ESP VS ARG MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.