Argentina came through what was a very tough contest to beat defending Copa America champions Uruguay 1-0. Thanks to Manchester CIty forward, Sergio Aguero
In what was keenly contested midfield battle with tackles flying in and Uruguay looking to frustrtate Lionel Messi and his teammates, Gerardo Martino, the manager of Argentina was sent off in the 33rd minute for arguing with the officials. The sending off didn’t stop Martino’s team from scoring as in the 56th minute, Pastore picked out a cool pass for the overlapping Zabaleta who whipped in a low cross which was met by a diving header by Aguero to make it 1-0. After that, the Uruguayans struggled to hold their nerve and missed a few chances. Rolan had a shot cleared off the line but the Uruguayans desperately missed Luis Suarez.
Argentina were not convincing in their victory over Uruguay but nobody expected them to be as the Uruguayan style of play is the best antidote to the Argentine style.