Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi scored against Paraguay in their opener against Paraguay.Reuters

Argentina may be one of the favourites of the Copa America 2015, but they did not live up to the tag against Paraguay last Saturday, with the match finishing 2-2.

Argentina play Uruguay at Estadio La Portada stadium in La Serena on Tuesday.

On the other hand, Uruguay may sit at the top of Group B, but their performance against Jamaica was not that impressive, though they turned triumphant with a score line reading 1-0.

Hence, both Argentina and Uruguay, who are power houses in South American football, are aware of the much-needed improvement when they clash against each other in the crucial Group B encounter. A loss could spell disaster for title favourites Argentina.

Argentina should have walked away with three points in their first game as they had taken a 2-0 lead against Paraguay, but they allowed the opponent to come back into the game, something they cannot afford against Uruguay on Tuesday.

It was heartbreak for Argentina, as they conceded a goal in the 90th minute of the game, leaving them with just a one-point gain. 

Hence, Argentina will come out all guns blazing against Uruguay, who will be equally eager to defeat Argentina and inch closer to the knockout phase.

Argentina looked below par in the second half against Paraguay, which cost them two points, but their performance during the first half was top notch. A similar performance for full 90 minutes in Tuesday's match could spell disaster for Uruguay.

Argentina goalie Sergio Romero feels if they play like that in the first 45 minutes against Paraguay, it would be good. 

"On Tuesday, hopefully we can play our game and if we play like we did in the first half [against Paraguay] I think it will be alright. The first half against Paraguay was not good, it was excellent. Argentina had the ball, kept it on the floor and generally played the game the coach wants," Goal quoted Sergio Romero as saying.

But Uruguay will not be a walk in the park for Argentina. Uruguay may be missing their star striker Luis Suarez, but they have the much needed firepower in Edinson Cavani and Rodriguez, who scored in the first game.

"Uruguay will not give away anything and although they had a tough match against Jamaica, they played their game and their style," Romero said. "They also have dangerous strikers such as Cebolla [Cristian Rodriguez] and Edinson Cavani."

If Uruguay, who are the defending champions, put up a performance similar to the one against Jamaica, Argentina will run all over them and with players such as Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi in their ranks, they have one of the most potent attacking unit in world football. One cannot forget the former Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez as well.

Where to Watch Live

Copa America 2015 match between Argentina and Uruguay is scheduled for 8:30pm local time (5am IST, 7:30pm ET, 12:30am BST) and starts with live coverage in India on Sony Kix. Live streaming option is available on livsports.

Viewers in the UK can switch to Premier Sports. The game can be live streamed live on Premier Player.

People in the US can stream the match live on beIN Sports USA with live streaming option on beIN Sports Connect and FUBO Tv.

Viewers in Africa can watch it on SuperSport3 Africa.