Argentina deserved more but only took one point from Paraguay

With a Lionel Messi intermittently, the Albiceleste did not find a way to break the wall that the archer meant Antony Silva, the figure of the hot and humid night at the “Defensores del Chaco” stadium in the Paraguayan capital, which had up to 17 thousand people in the stands, although the images little respect for social distancing and chinstraps.

The truth is that the undefeated Lionel Scaloni As coach of the Argentine National Team he stretched to 23 games, the highest currently in force after the defeat of Italy (37) on Wednesday against Spain in the semi-finals of the Nations League.

The tie allowed the Argentine team to reach 19 points and remain as the escort of leader Brazil, although the most important thing is that it kept seven away with Paraguay, which is currently in fifth place, designated for the playoffs to reach the World Cup. .

Next Sunday, starting at 20:30 at the “Monumental” stadium, will be the next presentation of Argentina, against Uruguay.

There was a lot of intensity in the first minutes, where Messi and the connection with Correa were protagonists. The Inter forward, who replaced Lautaro Martinez resentful of an injury, he could not twice in the face to face with Antony Silva and in the second he did not push her either Say Maria, when Alderete rejected over the line.

The individual pursuit that Argentine coach Eduardo Berizzo proposed for the Guarani was to catch the rhythm of Argentina’s attack with the passing of the minutes, while betting mainly on the counterattack as a weapon to hurt him.

In the complement, the formula was repeated: in the first fifteen minutes Argentina dominated with two hustlers that crossed the area without anyone being able to intervene and a head butt from Correa that was incredibly removed by Villasanti with the tip of his right foot.

Also in that section, the Albirroja had its first two and only accurate shots on goal, which Emiliano Martínez rejected, in a run at supersonic speed by Miguel Almirón – who was left without legs to define – and a deviation from Sanabria at the near post.

Scaloni moved the bench in search of a change of pace in the attack and almost found revenue in a header from Guido Rodríguez and a great shot to the career of “Papu” Gómez that Silva, the figure of the match, rejected over the crossbar.

The Albiceleste did not take advantage of their opportunities, who left with a disappointment for having had the chance to get ahead and handle the game in a different way, to take a fundamental step in order to secure their ticket to the World Cup in Qatar.

This was the game minute by minute

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Full Time!

The duel between Argentines and Paraguayans in Asunción ended with a goalless draw but many possibilities. The two archers were a figure but the local, Antony Silva stood out more than any other.

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Argentina was saved!

42m. Three from the end Carlos González had his chance but the shot went close to the goal defended by Emiliano Martínez.

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Silva, the great figure!

38m. The Paraguayan goalkeeper shines after a shot from Alejandro Gómez who was looking for his left corner. He flew and took it to the corner.

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Another from Argentina!

37m. Corner headed by Guido Rodríguez and Silva grabbed next to his left post.

One in each arch!

18 and 19 minutes. The archers continue to hold the zero on the scoreboard. First it was “Esque” Martínez after a header from Antonio Sanabria and then Silva stopped a shot from outside the area to Rodrigo De Paul.

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Another miracle in the Paraguayan area!

12 minutes. The same start on Messi’s magic feet but the roles of Di María and Correa changed. The Rosario was an assistant and the Tucuman defined with a header that hit the defender’s foot and went to the corner.

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Draw Martínez appeared!

8 minutes. The Argentine goalkeeper reacted very quickly in a heads up with Miguel Almirón, the Paraguayan figure.

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The second half started!

The final stage began at the Defensores del Chaco with Argentina looking for the goal to win and Paraguay defending the point that adds a lot.

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End of the first half!

He left the first 45 minutes in Asunción. Argentina and Paraguay tie without goals. Those led by Lionel Scaloni were superior and were close to scoring but between goalkeeper Silva and defender Alonso they prevented the opening of the scoreboard.

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Miracle in the Paraguay area!

After a masterful pass from Lionel Messi to Joaquín Correa, he hit him crossed and Silva rejected with his foot. Inside the small area Ángel Di María touched her and Junior Alonso, with a cue, took her out on the line. It takes 11 minutes.

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Answer Paraguay!

In a great start, the local team responded to the first Argentine attacks and made Emiliano Martínez shine, who had to stretch to reject a powerful shot from outside the area.

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Second chance!

Argentina came out with everything to take the victory and put Joaquín Correa hand in hand with Antony Silva. The goalkeeper guessed the intention of the Inter player and kept the ball.

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First chance for Argentina!

After a minute, the National Team warned with a shot from outside the area by Giovanni Lo Celso that Antony Silva controlled next to the post.

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They go out on the court!

The teams step on the Defensores del Chaco and the anthems of each team play.

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Confirmed lineup for the National Team

The Argentine team that will face Paraguay at the Defensores del Chaco stadium in Asunción from 8:00 pm, will line up as follows: Emiliano Martínez; Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi and Marcos Acuña; Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes and Giovani Lo Celso; Joaquín Correa, Lionel Messi and Ángel Di María.

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Low for Scaloni: Lautaro Martínez will not play tonight

The front Lautaro Martinez He drags a muscular overload and the coaching staff decided to leave him out of the match that will start at 20 at the Defensores del Chaco stadium in Assumption valid for the 11th Playoffs for Qatar 2022.

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The history of Argentina vs Paraguay

Argentina and Paraguay they faced each other 96 times, with 49 wins for the Albiceleste, 15 for the Guarani and 32 draws.


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Argentina prepares for the match in Paraguay

Captain Leo Messi posted a photo on his social networks with several of his teammates in the run-up to the match against Parguay.


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After the triumph over Bolivia with three goals from captain Lionel Messi and the subsequent celebrations for winning the Copa América in Brazil, the team led by Lionel Scaloni will start a new series of games against the Paraguayan team – led by Argentine Eduardo Berizzo – in Asunción.

The American champion is back on track in the Playoffs with the aim of getting closer and closer to the World Cup that will be held at the end of November next year in Qatar.

Waiting for the FIFA ruling after the classic suspended in Brazil, the national team is in second place with 18 points, six behind the leader (Brazil) and three ahead of Uruguay.

This will be Argentina’s only match as a visitor in the triple matchday since next Sunday they will host Uruguay, due to date 5 pending, and on Thursday 14 they will do the same against Peru, both at the Monumental stadium.

The Paraguayan team, led by Argentine Eduardo Berizzo, is in sixth position with 11 points and is two behind Colombia, which is located in the repechage zone.

At what time and where to watch Argentina vs Paraguay by Qualifiers

The match corresponding to date 11 will be played from 8 pm at the Defensores del Chaco stadium in Asunción, with arbitration by Brazilian Anderson Daronco and televised by Public TV and TyC Sports.

Probable formations of Argentina and Paraguay

Paraguay: Antony Silva; Robert Rojas, Gustavo Gómez, Junior Alonso and Omar Alderete; Mathías Villasanti and Jorge Morel; Ángel Romero, Miguel Almirón and Santiago Arzamendia; Antonio Sanabria or Carlos González. DT: Eduardo Berizzo.

Argentina: Emiliano Martínez; Gonzalo Montiel, Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi and Marcos Acuña; Ángel Di María, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes and Giovani Lo Celso; Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martínez. DT: Lionel Scaloni.

Arbitrator: Anderson Daronco, from Brazil.

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