Uruguay VS Paraguay Copa America LIVE Football Match Score 28June 2021
Uruguay and Paraguay will round off their 2021 Copa America group-stage campaign with a clash in Rio de Janeiro on Monday night, and both sides have already advanced to the knockout stage of the tournament.
Paraguay have picked up six points from their three matches at the competition to sit second in Group B, while Uruguay currently occupy fourth, two points behind their opponents in this match.
Uruguay and Paraguay secured their spots in the Copa America knockout stage by winning their Group A matches by 2-0 scores on Thursday. Uruguay had its first win in the tournament against Bolivia, which could have jumped ahead on the table, but is out of the tournament due to Paraguay’s convincing victory against Chile. Argentina leads Group A with seven points, followed by Paraguay with six. Chile has five, one more than Uruguay. Bolivia has none. Uruguay’s victory started after Bolivian goalkeeper Carlos Lampe, one of the best players of the match, had an own goal in the 40th minute.
Edinson Cavani doubled the Uruguayan lead from short range in the 79th minute at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba. It was the veteran striker’s first goal for Uruguay since November. Paraguay beat Chile with a header by Braian Samudio in the 33rd minute and a goal from the spot by Miguel Almirón in the 58th at the Mané Garrincha stadium in Brasilia. Uruguay and Paraguay will clash on Monday in a match that will decide which team faces defending champions and favorites Brazil in the quarterfinals. If they draw or Uruguay wins, Chile will face the host. A Paraguayan victory means Uruguay will take that spot.
The Sky Blues managed to pick up an important three points in Cuiaba courtesy of a 2-0 success, though, with an own goal from Jairo Quinteros and a late Edinson Cavani effort providing to be the difference between the two sides at the end of the 90 minutes.
Uruguay, as mentioned, are though to the knockout round despite the fact that they are fourth in the section and would actually finish in second with a victory in this match.
Oscar Tabarez’s side will certainly want to avoid finishing fourth in Group A, as that position would see them take on Group B winners Brazil in the quarter-finals of the competition in Rio de Janeiro.
Uruguay – the most successful team in the history of the Copa America with 15 trophies – last won this competition in 2011 but have fallen at the quarter-final stage in two of their last three participations and will be determined to advance deeper into the tournament on this occasion.