With a goals Rosario Luchetti and a brace from Noel Barrionuevo Argentina beat India by 3 to 2 in their first match of the Four Nations Tournament at Buenos Aires, while Jaspreet Kaur and Ritu Rani scored for India in 18th and 25th Minute respectively.
It was Argentina who struck the first blow in the first minute of the match, Rosario Luchetti (1′) found the net after penetration of Sofia Maccari. And hosts Las Leonas generated more risk for the visitors, especially through the short corners. Precisely in this way, it was Noel Barrionuevo (16′) that made ??it 2-0. Within 2 minutes, Indians struck back in their first corner through Jaspreet Kaur. Then, Ritu Rani (25′), too short, ensured to equalize the scores.
The hosts were looking dangerous but Indian goalie deflected Srouga Daniela’s powerful shot, eventually, Barrionuevo (56′) scored for Las Leonas in 56th minute to take lead and they kept possession to deny any chance to equalize for India.
In the other match of the day, South Africa beat Ireland 2-0. India will play Ireland at 11:30 PM (IST) in first match of 8th December, while hosts will take on South Africa in the second match.