Always one of the players to watch, the Barcelona star was in fine form against Costa Rica, delivering two perfect assists. But, the task gets tougher against a stellar Uruguay defence. Can the world's top player repeat his performance?
The star of the Uruguayan defence is tough, rugged and physical. He will have to possess all those charactestics for 90 minutes on Saturday if Uruguay hope to advance. He will be expected to shutdown Gonzalo Higuain all night.
Anything less than winning the tournament would be a failure for Sergio Batista's men. Now in the quarter-finals, Argentina should get a step closer to their dream with the potent attack of Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria. If they can create chances at the same pace they did against Costa Rica, the host nation should be able to put a few away and advance past Uruguay.