Copa America: Lionel Messi Penalty Helps Argentina To Grasp A Point Against Paraguay
As two times world champion Lionel Messi struggled hard fought 1-1 draw in Copa America against Paraguay at the Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto in Belo Horizonate on Thursday.
Messi got great attention in a match for 57th-minute spot kick at Belo Horizonate to cancel out the first-0half opener from Paraguay Richard Sanchez.
Argentina also had the best goalkeeper Franco Armani to thank for the second half of the match against Paraguay from taking a 2-1 lead in the match.
Group B has already qualified for the quarter-finals with six points from two matches and Paraguay sits in second place after two games.
Whereas Qatar sits third having point against Paraguay. Argentina can still reach in eight with win over Qatar in the final game.
Argentina started the match with good attacks but failed to create pressure on the opposition. They failed too many chances to win over them. On the other hand, Paraguay took an approach in the start but for 37th minutes.
Paraguay got lead in the start but they were too overconfident going up top by scoring 1-0 in half. Well, after the break game is totally the opposite. Argentina struggled for scores and they got it in the 55the minute.
Sergio Aguero showed some power and put the ball in the center from the right, however, they were unable to hit the goal. VAR intervention in the game awarded a penalty.
Lionel Messi stepped up and goal the penalty. After a few minutes, Argentina has handled a huge lifeline. Thereafter, both teams were failed to crack the match and made peace with a draw.