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Argentina’s under-20 team is back on track! After a devastating loss against Uruguay, the pibes have redeemed themselves with a 2-1 win against Colombia. It wasn’t an easy win, but the three points are now safe in the bag.

The game started off on a pretty fierce note. Argentina showed its opponents that they had not come to the field to mess around and only 18 seconds into the game, Argentina’s Marcelo Torres scored a goal, giving the team the hope and motivation they needed.

With a goal so soon, the Colombian team entered a state of frenzy. They started playing more rough, causing many fouls and resulting into two of its players getting yellow cards before the 20th minute.

The heat brought by the Colombians proved fruitful during the second half, when Argentina’s goalkeeper, Facundo Cambeses, came much too far out from the goal, enabling Colombia’s Juan Hernández to take advantage and score a goal that tied the game.

Now both teams were desperate to get the win. But when in a desperate mindset, mistakes can, and will be made. Colombia’s Eduardo Atuesta got a red card during the second half for kicking Ezequiel Barco and left his team playing with one player short.

Even then, Argentina still struggled to get the final goal. Only in the aggregated four minutes of the game was Lautaro Martínez able to get the win and keep alive the dream to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic.