Lucas Torreira caught the eye with a strong performance for Uruguay against Argentina on Monday, getting involved impressively in the opening goal.
Playing in his favoured position as a deep-lying defensive midfielder, Torreira had his hands full up against Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi and Paulo Dybala in the Argentinian attack.
Though he couldn’t keep them out completely, with the match finishing 2-2, Torreira still put in an excellent performance against tough opponents and earned praise from the Uruguayan supporters.
The 23-year-old’s best moment of the match was in possession though, as he picked the ball up outside the box and chipped a pass into Luis Suarez to square for Edinson Cavani to score.
La jugada completa del gol de Uruguay, una belleza. Desde el cambio de frente de Valverde a la finalización de Cavani. pic.twitter.com/UNQbMmi77o
— Nahuel (@nahuelbeaug) November 18, 2019
The goal gave Uruguay a first-half lead, and it’s just a shame a Lionel Messi penalty in the 92nd minute prevented them from getting the win.
It’s a bit optimistic to hope this might convince Unai Emery to play the midfielder in his best position on his return to Arsenal, but at least it’s provided some evidence that the Uruguayan can still star in the role when given the chance.