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Vietto a bright star for struggling Argentina

By Football News



Promising striker Luciano Vietto has been a shining light in a disappointing campaign for Argentina at the Scudamericano U20 championship.

The 19-year-old scored in the 65th-minute as Argentina drew 2-2 against Bolivia, a performance that took his tally to two goals for tournament.

Hosts Argentina are on the verge of elimination having drawn once and lost two of their opening three Group A games, with one match against Colombia remaining.

Vietto, who netted five goals in 16 appearances for Racing Club last season, made his debut for the Primera Division club in 2011 after Diego Simeone, now manager of Atletico Madrid, introduced him for the final three minutes against Lanus.

Many European clubs, including Liverpool and Real Madrid, have already shown interest in signing the talented forward.