Lionel Messi has a behavior of bringing to the pitch some expertise which might be completely unworldly. The Argentine maestro’s means to cease and alter route of the ball inside milliseconds is completely astonishing and that’s one thing that two Paraguayan gamers needed to cope with first hand throughout their Copa America match on Tuesday. Messi’s Argentina defeated Paraguay 1-Zero to advance to the quarter-finals however that was not even the most effective a part of the match. Messi didn’t make it to the scoresheet however his silky strikes left everybody in awe of him.
Argentina had been on their option to the win when Messi determined to placed on a present within the 92nd minute of the match. Messi was on the appropriate wing going forward with the ball when Angel Cardozo Lucena tried to problem him. Messi stopped and altered route in a flash as Lucena, in momentum, went sliding on the opposite facet. Then left again Santiago Arzamendia tried to cease Messi however he was simply nutmegged by the little genius.
Messi made a record-equalling 147th look for Argentina on Tuesday. Solely Javier Mascherano has performed for Argentina as many instances as Leo Messi and he would be the participant with most video games for Argentina within the ultimate group match towards Bolivia subsequent Tuesday.
Argentina logged its second win in three group matches performed, beating Paraguay 1-0, with Alejandro “Papu” Gomez scoring the only aim of a lacklustre match in Brasilia within the ninth minute. The win positioned Lionel Messi’s La Albiceleste high of Group A with seven factors — sufficient to safe its spot within the subsequent section of the match being performed in empty stadiums in coronavirus-battered Brazil.
Barring the aim and moments of Messi brilliance, it was not an excellent evening for Argentina, who within the second half appeared to resign themselves to defending a spirited, however finally fruitless, Paraguayan assault.
Whereas Argentina are on high of the group for the time being, they play their ultimate group sport towards Bolivia whereas second-placed Chile play Praguay earlier than them on Friday and it will likely be fascinating to see who finishes the group stage on high.
(With AFP inputs)
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