Copa America 2021 ARG vs PAR Results: Lionel Messi’s Argentina through to quaterfinals with win over Paraguay

Copa America 2021 ARG vs PAR Result -Argentina beat Paraguay 1-0: Lionel Messi-led Argentina confirmed a place in the Copa America quarterfinals with a game to spare, courtesy of Alejandro Gomez’s 10th-minute goal against Paraguay on Tuesday. Messi played the full match, while his new Barcelona teammate Sergio Aguero was subbed off after 60-minutes in the narrow 1-0 win.

Argentian stuck to their attacking strategy from the Uruguay match. They started the game with an attacking lineup designed for high pressing to cause problems with their movement.

Aguero had the first chance but missed it. Then Messi, Di Maria and Gomez combined to score the lone goal of the game.

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After getting the opening goal, the Argentinians retreated to stay solid at the back, similar to the Uruguay match. The park the bus strategy worked as Argentina had almost scored their second goal. Right before halftime, Paraguay’s Junior Alonso scored an own goal but was disallowed for a Messi offside.

Paraguay started the second half with plenty of intensity, but their lack of quality passes and Emi Martinez never truly troubled Argentina.

Copa America 2021 ARG vs PAR Result -Argentina beat Paraguay 1-0: The Albiceleste was slow and lacked the finishing touch in the counterattack in the second half, and Messi had the only two shots on target for them.

The final whistle came to end a routine win for Argentina, who could have played much better but got all three points which was the goal coming into the game, especially with all the rotations made by Lionel Scaloni.

Argentina now have a full week to rest, and are back in action for the group stage finale next Monday against Bolivia needing only a point to finish in the top two — and avoid Brazil in the quarterfinals.

Copa America fixtures

DATE MATCH VENUE TIME IN IST
Monday, June 14 Brazil vs Venezuela Mane Garrincha 2:30 AM
Monday, June 14 Colombia vs Ecuador Arena Pantanal 5:30 AM
Tuesday, June 15 Argentina vs Chile Nilton Santos 2:30 AM
Tuesday, June 15 Paraguay vs Bolivia Olimpico 5:30 AM
Friday, June 18 Colombia vs Venezuela Olimpico 2:30 AM
Friday, June 18 Peru vs Brazil Nilton Santos 5:30 AM
Saturday, June 19 Chile vs Bolivia Arena Pantanal 2:30 AM
Saturday, June 19 Argentina vs Uruguay Mane Garrincha 5:30 AM
Monday, June 21 Venezuela vs Ecuador Nilton Santos 2:30 AM
Monday, June 21 Colombia vs Peru Olimpico 5:30 AM
Tuesday, June 22 Uruguay vs Chile Arena Pantanal 2:30 AM
Tuesday, June 22 Argentina vs Paraguay Mane Garrincha 5:30 AM
Thursday, June 24 Ecuador vs Peru Olimpico 2:30 AM
Thursday, June 24 Colombia vs Brazil Nilton Santos 5:30 AM
Friday, June 25 Bolivia vs Uruguay Arena Pantanal 2:30 AM
Friday, June 25 Chile vs Paraguay Mane Garrincha 5:30 AM
Monday, June 28 Brazil vs Ecuador Olimpico 2:30 AM
Monday, June 28 Venezuela vs Peru Mane Garrincha 2:30 AM
Tuesday, June 29 Uruguay vs Paraguay Nilton Santos 5:30 AM
Tuesday, June 29 Bolivia vs Argentina Arena Pantanal 5:30 AM
Quarterfinals
Saturday, July 3 2B vs 3A Olimpico 2:30 AM
Saturday, July 3 1B vs 4A Nilton Santos 5:30 AM
Sunday, July 4 2A vs 3B Mane Garrincha 3:30 AM
Sunday, July 4 1A vs 4B Olimpico 6:30 AM
Semi-finals
Tuesday, July 6 WQF1 vs WQF2 Nilton Santos 4:30 AM
Wednesday, July 7 WQF3 vs WQF4 Mane Garrincha 6:30 AM
Third Place
Saturday, July 10 LSF2 vs LSF1 Mane Garrincha 5:30 AM
Final
Sunday, July 11 WSF2 vs WSF1 Maracana 5:30 AM

 

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