Lionel Scaloni’s team advanced to the quarterfinals after beating Paraguay 1-0. Alejandro Gomez scored the only goal for the two-time world champions in the 10th minute of the match.
Argentina entered the field with six changes in the team that lost 1-0 to Uruguay. They went ahead in the tenth minute. De Maria found the ball from Lionel Messi and found Gomez. The rest is effortlessly this forward of Saren Sevilla.
Paraguay took 10 shots on goal in the match, 2 of which were on target. 4 out of 8 shots taken by Argentina were on target. Corner is proof of how much pressure Paraguay has put. They scored 9 corners by attacking the opponent’s defense. Argentina got only 2 corners.
All in all, Argentina won, but Paraguay put them to a tough test. They shook the Argentine defense with some great attacks. Argentina, who scored in the beginning, focused on holding the lead as time went on. The rest of the time, despite many attempts, Paraguay did not return to equality.
Before the match, Argentina coach Scaloni said that Paraguay is a very uncomfortable and difficult opponent. The opposing team has proved that in the match. Paraguay was well ahead in the fight for possession throughout the match. They put the ball on their feet 57 percent of the time. They have also beaten Argentina in the attack.
Argentina won over Uruguay in the second match of the current tournament after drawing their opening match against Chile. This time the two-time world champions continued that winning streak. At the same time the team has set a unique record. Argentina have not lost in any of their 23 matches against Paraguay in the fight for Latin American supremacy.