Argentina vs Paraguay Copa América LIVE Football Score 21 June 2021
Argentina takes on Paraguay in Round 3 of the 2021 Copa America Group Stage at Estadio Nacional de Brasília on Monday, June 21 (6/21/2021).
Argentina take on Paraguay in Copa America group action on Tuesday knowing that a win will see them confirm their qualification for the quarter-finals. Lionel Scaloni’s side sit at the top of their group with four points from their opening two games, while their opponents have had the perfect start to the tournament as they defeated Bolivia 3-1 in their only group game so far
Argentina did not enjoy an ideal start to the Copa America, as they took on Chile on the opening day. Scaloni’s men took an early lead thanks to an eye-catching Lionel Messi free kick, but they squandered plenty of opportunities later in the half to double their lead and put the game out of sight.
They would go on to rue those missed chances when they conceded a penalty on the hour mark, as Emiliano Martinez saved Arturo Vidal’s initial spot kick but was powerless to stop Eduardo Vargas pouncing on the rebound to pinch a point for his nation.
However, La Albiceleste bounced back instantly from that disappointing result, as they won a crucial game against fellow Group B favourites Uruguay. Guido Rodriguez netted the only goal of the game in the 13th minute to see Argentina record their first win of the group stage, moving to a tally of four points.
With four teams qualifying for the final eight out of a five-team group, their work is almost done, and they will aim to record another win on Tuesday to confirm their qualification. Their opponents also find themselves in a strong position to qualify out of Group B, having won their opening game.
Despite Eduardo Berizzo’s side dominating throughout the game, it was Bolivia that led from the 10th minute as Paraguay failed to take advantage of an abundance of changes. They finally managed to click in front of goal on the hour mark though, as Alejandro Romero equalised in the 62nd minute and Angel Romero put them ahead three minutes later, before he hit his second of the game in the 80th minute.
Having missed out on the last gameweek, Berizzo’s side now go into three crucial matches in quick succession, knowing that one win should be enough to see them through to the knockout stage, and they will look to defy the odds and secure that victory on Tuesday to leapfrog Argentina.