MENDOZA - Peruvian full-back Walter Vilchez
acknowledged on Thursday he faces a difficult task in his side's
next Copa America match, keeping tabs on Mexico's Giovani dos
Dos Santos is one of the few experienced players in Mexico's
young and depleted squad and was by far their most dangerous
threat in the 2-1 defeat by Chile in their opening Group C
He is expected to lead Mexico's attack against Peru in
Friday's clash and Vilches is likely to have the job of stopping
"I'll try to stick close to him," Vilches said after his
side's final training session.
"There are players who when
they're given space can turn a match around and Giovani is one
of them. The idea is that when he gets the ball with his back to
goal, we get close to him and we don't allow him to turn and see
what's in front of him."
Both sides need a win to keep alive their hopes of reaching
the knock-out stages of the competition. Peru drew their first
match of the tournament with Uruguay.
Mexico, who are here by invitation, are fielding what is
effectively an under-22 squad with only a few senior players,
and sent eight players home on the eve of the tournament due to
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