Argentina have suffered their fair share of cup final agony in recent years but just like Lionel Messi and Co, La Albiceleste’s women fell just short in their quest for glory. A penalty shootout defeat to Colombia after a 1-1 draw saw Argentina take home the silver medal but despite the frustration, the overwhelming emotion is one of pride after another hugely positive campaign.
Manager Carlos Borrello had come under fire in the build-up to the tournament after leaving out captain Estefanía Banini due to questions made by the player over the coach’s alleged negative tactics. Although the tournament in Lima has been a success, it was another safety-first approach from Borrello.
Colombia led just after the half hour mark through striker María Usme but the lead didn’t last long. A towering header by centre back Agustina Barroso at a free-kick levelled things before the break.
#Lima2019EnTyCSports | Fútbol femenino. Final por la dorada. Colombia había abierto el marcador del partido. Pero Argentina no le dio tiempo de festejar. Pronto lo igualó Agustina Barroso Basualdo, de cabeza. La Albiceleste se fue 1-1 al descanso ante el conjunto cafetero. pic.twitter.com/bd6I4kORXy
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