The peruvian team continues its path in the Qualifiers towards the 2026 World Cup and as next rival will have Venezuela, a combination that has experienced significant progress. Today, Tuesday, November 21, the ‘bicolor’ will fight again for its first victory at the National Stadium in a complicated duel against the ‘red wine’ for matchday 6 of the South American qualifier.
At this point, Juan Reynoso’s team no longer has any margin for error. The defeat in La Paz against the Bolivian squad caused his inevitable fall bottom of the standings with just one point added out of 15 possible. In this adverse context, the ‘white-red’ needs to beat the visitors to put an end to a final streak of four consecutive losses
However, it will not be an easy mission for the Peruvian team despite its local status. It happens that the ‘red wine’ lives a different reality from the national team, after being placed in the fourth place in the qualifying round with eight points. Along the way, they achieved a historic draw against Brazil (1-1) and beat Chile at home (3-0) to climb the table.
Of course, in his last presentation, he could not beat Ecuador in Maturín. Fernando Batista’s team drew 0-0 at home and now seeks to take advantage of the Peruvian team’s bad moment to continue establishing itself in the World Cup qualification zone.
Although in the first dates of the Qualifiers, the Peruvian team had to deal with several losses due to injury, this time, the panorama is different. For the match against Venezuela, the only loss of the national team will be Luis Advínculawho with his warning in La Paz was disqualified from playing this match due to the accumulation of yellow cards.
Likewise, it is necessary to mention that players who were usually called up by Reynoso such as Christofer Gonzáles, Raúl Ruidiaz and Anderson Santamaría will also not be present due to a technical decision (he did not consider them on the list).
In the case of the Venezuelan team, it will also suffer significant losses. The pivot José Andrés Martínezregular starter on the team ‘red wine’will not be able to play against Peru due to the accumulation of yellow cards, but he might not be the only one, since Tomas Rincon He is a doubt for the game due to a possible muscle injury. Josef Martinezfor his part, was not present in the call due to the decision of his coach.
For this double date, the Peruvian team had the return of Gianluca Lapadula. After overcoming a complicated injury, ‘bambino’ he put his uniform back on ‘bicolor’ in the duel against Bolivia and hopes to also play against Venezuela. In other news of the national team, the return of Edison Flores to the group and the new inclusion of Oliver Sonnewhich could debut against the ‘red wine’ after the absence of Advíncula.
For its part, Venezuela has no news in its call. In Josef Martínez’s place, Fernando Batista decided to call Eric Ramirez, which has not yet debuted in the current Qualifiers. Probably, against Peru he could have some minutes depending on his coach.
For this meeting, Juan Reynoso I would make variations again. Pedro Gallese will remain in goal; Aldo Corzo and Marcos López would be the wingers, while Renato Tapia and Alexander Callens would play as center backs. Meanwhile, Pedro Aquino and Yoshimar Yotún would make up the midfield. Bryan Reyna, Piero Quispe and Joao Grimaldo would be on the fly. Gianluca Lapadula would come out as the only ‘9’.
Fernando Batista It would also maintain its scheme with slight modifications. Rafael Romo will be fixed between the three sticks; Alexander González, Wilker Ángel, Yordan Osorio and Miguel Navarro will make up the defensive line; Yangel Herrera, Cristian Cásseres and Rómulo Otero would form in the midfield; and Darwin Machís together with Salomón Rondón and the figure of the moment, Yeferson Soteldo, will be in charge of complicating the defense of the ‘bicolor’.
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