December 13, 2018


Argentina disappointed the public at Mario Alberto Kempes Stadium with an unforgettable performance and a good game of Paraguay who won 1 to 0. The home team could not grow up in the postions and is still in repechage.

Argentina missed creation and successes in the tactical raise of ´Patón´ Bauza and they left a bad image. During the second half it seemed that the reaction appeared but Kun Agüero missed penalty. Also several attempts of the light blue and white team were saved by Justo Villar, the figure of visitors. The absence of Lionel Messi was a problem again.

Paraguay stood in the background with the order that characterizes it and complicated Argentina when they tried to create offensive situations. Those ones appeared with Di María and Marcos Rojo but the lack of effectiveness was one of many Argentine defects during the first half. A lost ball in midfield by Di María allowed the ´guaraníes´ face a counter with a perfect run of approximately forty meters from Derlis González who scored.

Argentine selection came with ferocity in the second half. A hand of Da Silva after Higuain’s header caused a penalty kick for the home team but the black night in Argentina continued. Justo Villar saved Agüero´s shot. One minute later the ´Kun´ had again the tie on his feet but the goalkeeper saved again to Paraguay. Dybala came into the pitch in the first quarter of the second half. The Juventus striker forced Villar to fly after a thirty meters shot. When the end was coming, the team coached by Francisco Arce pulled back and fought back with all his men.

The public hissed the Argentine players with the final whistle. There are several things to switch and analyze in order to play the next two South American Qualifiers matches against Brazil in Belo Horizonte and Colombia in San Juan. Argentina is playing at this moment a repechage in order to have their tickets to Russia 2018. Worse can not be …

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