Why is Lisandro Martinez not starting for Argentina vs. Poland?

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Argentina and Poland will clash in a crucial match for their fate at the 2022 World Cup. Check out why Manchester United’s Lisandro Martinez won’t be in the starting eleven for La Albiceleste.

Argentina will face Poland in a match that will decide their fate at the 2022 World Cup. With a ticket to the round of 16 on the line, La Albiceleste can afford no mistakes and a win will be the best case scenario for them, regardless of the result of Mexico vs. Saudi Arabia. So it is a surprise that Lisandro Martinez will not be in the starting eleven.

After Argentina’s shock loss to Saudi Arabia in the first leg, Lionel Scaloni’s side needed a win against Mexico. The coach made several variations to his regular starting XI, including replacing Cristiano Romero with Martinez.

The Manchester United centre-back started alongside Nicolas Otamendi as Argentina kept a clean sheet. However, they still struggled to score and won after Lionel Messi’s magical second-half goal cleared the way for them. Here’s why Martinez isn’t playing against Poland today.

Why is Lisandro Martinez not playing against Poland?

Martinez will be back on the bench against Poland, despite his good performance against Mexico and when he entered against Saudi Arabia. The decision is purely tactical, with Cristian Romero coming back to the starting eleven.

However, it’s a strange decision and one fans’ certainly will be in disagreement with but it all depends on the final result. Meanwhile, Scaloni also include Enzo Fernandez and Julian Alvarez in the starting lineup against Poland.

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