Messi bumps against a defence of Paraguay


Messi's Argentina could not beat Paraguay in a vibrant duel (0-0)

Published:8/10/2021 - 08:46h

Updated:8/10/2021 - 08:47h

Argentina could not beat Paraguay in Asunción in a match with many occasions that surprisingly ended 0-0. Leo Messi could not make the difference against the Paraguayans and the Albicelestes are already 8 points behind Brazil

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Not even Leo Messi could avoid that the frantic Paraguay-Argentina finished in a 'tie to at all' (0-0). Argentinians and Paraguayans signed the 'tables' in a duel with a lot of arrivals and occasions for both groups, that were not hit in the final metres. With this result, the combined 'albiceleste' remains to 8 points of Brazil, leader of this phase of classification for the World-wide.

The ones of Lionel Scaloni went out enchufados and looked for to command with the ball from the minute one. The visitors achieved to do it and shut to the Paraguayans, that suffered enough in defence. Luckily for them, Joaquín Correa was not all the fine that owed in the finish final and Anthony Silva, hero of Paraguay, achieved to stop him both with big interventions.

In the meantime, Messi moved by where more likes him and completed a big first-half. The '10' was hit in almost all his actions, but did not find clear positions ofgoal . Besides, the one of the PSG could not do at all to avoid the failures in exit of balloon of his team, that caused several dangerous approaches of the Paraguayans. Miguel Almirón, the star of the venues, gave more than a fright in the first 45 minutes.

Already in the second part, the script of the crash did not change too much, with an Argentinian that dominated and looks for the goal, and a Paraguay that defended with nails and teeth and went out with danger every time that they gave him option. The opportunities followed sucediendo, especially in the last 25 minutes of meeting. Here it was when Emi Martínez by the visitors and again Anthony Silva by the venues, surfaced to save to his.

Emi Martínez finish saving to Argentina

The Papu Gómez was the one who more near remained of the goal with a big shot that took out of spectacular form the Paraguayan goalkeeper with a big palomita. In the last minutes, Argentina tired , began to commit more errors in the pass and the Paraguayans were with everything to try take out the three points. Emi Was the one who avoided with several interventions of merit that the rojiblancos finished carrying the victory in front of his people.

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