Former Argentina captain Javier Mascherano returns to the Albiceleste for Tuesday's test against Peru in Lima, coming back into the midfield after serving a one-match suspension against Paraguay.
The Barcelona man was replaced by Estudiantes' Rodrigo Brana for the nation's last World Cup qualifying clash, won 3-1 thanks to goals from Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain and Lionel Messi. Brana conceded the penalty that allowed Jonathan Fabbro to score Paraguay's only goal, and drops to the bench with the return of 'El Jefecito'. Pablo Zabaleta misses out, meanwhile, left on the sidelines at the last minute by Alejandro Sabella due to the injury that kept him out on Friday.
Peru, meanwhile, have been hit by the absences of Juan Manuel Vargas and Paolo Guerrero through injury as they look to build on a 2-1 win over Venezuela. Rafael Farfan, the 36-year-old cousin of Jefferson, was called up at 1.30 on Tuesday morning to cover the injured Genoa midfielder, but will start on the bench.
Peru (4-4-2): Fernandez; Advincula, Zambrano, Rodriguez, Yotun; Lobaton, Cruzado, Ramírez, Farfan; Carrillo, Pizarro.
Argentina (4-3-3): Romero; Campagnaro, Garay, Fernandez, Rojo; Gago, Mascherano, Di Maria; Messi, Higuain, Lavezzi.