Under-20 Glory For Casasola

Monday 9 February 2015 15:30

Tiago Casasola played the full 90 minutes as Argentina Under-20s were crowned champions of the 2015 South American Youth Football Championship following a 2-1 win over Uruguay on Saturday.

Argentina needed just a draw against the host nation to secure the title, but they got off to a poor start and were 1-0 down with seven minutes played when Gaston Pereiro poked home from close range.

But they drew level on 35 minutes, with Casasola playing a big part in the goal as he got a head to Angel Correa’s cross to set up Sebastian Driussi who lashed the ball in from 17 yards out.

And it was Correa who won the match for his side with 10 minutes remaining when he showed some good skill before coolly sliding the ball in.

The win means Argentina finished top of the final stage group by four points, securing their place at the 2015 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games in the process.

Argentina’s Giovanni Simeone also claimed the tournament’s golden boot with nine goals. The last person to score more than that in the competition was a certain Hugo Rodallega in 2005, whose 11 goals fired Colombia to glory.

Photo courtesy of Tiago Casasola's Instagram account.

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