Coco Basile will replace injured striker Crespo with Diego Milito, a like for like substitution.
That leaves Carlos Tevez fighting for a starting place with Estaban Cambiasso and Pablo Aimar, a clear indication that Basile sees Peru as weak opponents – especially considering they are without keyman Farfan.
Argentina’s team for tonight:
Zanetti, Ayala, Milito, Heinze
Verón, Mascherano, Cambiasso or Aimar or Tévez,
Messi y Milito