Argentina’s assault regarded laboured as Lionel Scaloni’s facet had been shocked 2-1 by Saudi Arabia of their World Cup opener.
Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martinez began the sport in assault, with Angel Di Maria and Alejandro Gomez on the wings. Messi scored the opener however Argentina could not discover a second purpose, regardless of the introduction of Julian Alvarez after the break.
One participant who didn’t get off the bench was Paulo Dybala – a choice which had some followers scratching their heads.
Dybala was an enormous doubt to even make the World Cup squad as a hamstring harm noticed him miss eight video games for Roma, however he did make a quick return as a late substitute within the 1-1 draw with Torino – Roma’s ultimate match earlier than the World Cup break.
Scaloni included Dybala in his squad however overtly admitted he may change his choice due to health considerations, with Dybala one of the distinguished harm doubts.
Whereas the Roma man finally proved his health to some extent, it was assumed that Dybala was removed from full health.
Scaloni’s resolution to not begin Dybala was comprehensible however followers had been far much less understanding in regards to the selection to not use the 29-year-old in any respect.
Simply why Scaloni didn’t flip to Dybala is unclear, however he wasn’t the one unused substitute. Thiago Almada and Angel Correa each remained on the bench in addition to the supervisor saved his religion in Messi, Martinez and Di Maria.
The boss did have one final substitution, having solely used two breaks beforehand, and can now be left questioning what may have been.