BRAZIL: Argentina has defeated Paraguay 1-0 to reach the quarter-finals of Copa America. This was Argentina’s 16th consecutive win in Copa America League. Their last defeat was way back in 2019 against Brazil in the Semifinals of 2019 Copa America where Brazil defeated Argentina (2-0).
Sevilla midfielder Alejandro Gomez scored the only goal in the 10th minute of a very tense match. Angel Di Maria perfectly anticipated the scenario and passed the ball inside the box and Gomez then chipped the ball into the goal post to score a goal for Argentina.
Angel Di Maria was also the Man of the Match against Paraguay for his perfect assist. With his performance, he has proved many critics wrong. Many people were doubting his inclusion in the team but Di Maria silenced them by his match-winning performance which helped Argentina to reach the quarter-finals of this edition of Copa America. Interestingly, this was Lionel Messi’s 147th appearance for his national side.
In another match of Copa America, Uruguay vs Chile played a draw (1-1) and this draw helped Uruguay to register their first point of the tournament and keep them alive in this competition.
The Former Barcelona striker Luis Suarez ended his goal-scoring drought by scoring an equalizer in the 66th minute of the match.
From Chile, Eduardo Vargas scored a 26th min goal to build the initial lead against Uruguay. Chile was playing with 10 men at the 85th min of the game because their one player, Erick Pulgar got injured and Chile had already made all their substitutions.
But still, Chile didn’t let Uruguay score another goal and because of this draw Chile advanced to the knockout stage of the tournament and with this draw, Chile is in second place in Group A which is led by Argentina who has seven points.
The Group A points table is given below:
1) Argentina:- 7 points
2)Chile:- 5 points
3)Paraguay:- 3 points
4)Uruguay:- 1 Point
5)Bolivia:- 0 point