Date: June 21, 2021
Time: 5:30 AM IST
Venue: Mane Garrincha Stadium, Brazil
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Two of the best teams from Group A so far are all set to collide in the next battle of Copa America 2021. With both teams coming into this encounter on the back of an impressive win, the stakes are going to be high as either team winning can seal their spot into the knockout stage. Argentina played their first match against Chile wherein there was no winner. Yet they bounced back and beat Uruguay 1-0.
Paraguay, on the other hand, has exceeded expectations by their performance in the inaugural match as they beat Bolivia 3-1. Knowing what reward lies after this elite battle, Paraguay will be looking to cause the biggest upset of Copa America 2021. In the 108 encounters played between these two South American teams, Argentina has the commanding supremacy with 58 wins over Paraguay’s 16.
There are no concerns of injuries or suspensions to any Paraguayan player heading into this match against Argentina.
After an impressive performance against Uruguay, Guido Rodriguez is expected to maintain his place in the team. While there are no players in the Argentinian squad who have suspension or injury concerns.
Although Argentina has a much better and power-packed team on paper, yet it doesn’t make them clear winners in this contest. With Angel Romero being at his absolute best, the Paraguayans know just how to trouble Argentina as they have done the same previously in the past couple of months.
Yet Lionel Messi and Rodrigo De Paul seemed to be at their supreme best to enable Argentina to get passed Uruguay in the second match at Copa America for this nation. The outcome of this match will be decided in the most clutched of ways possible.
Probable Starting XI
Paraguay- Antony Silva, Santiago Arzamendia, Junior Alonso, Gustavo Gomez, Alberto Espinola, Robert Piris Da Motta, Mathias Villasanti, Miguel Almiron, Angel Romero, Alejandro Romero, Gabriel Avalos
Argentina- Emiliano Martinez, Marcos Acuna, Nicolas Otamendi, Cristian Romero, Nahuel Molina, Rodrigo De Paul, Guido Rodriguez, Giovani Lo Celso, Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez
Goalkeepers: Emiliano Martinez
Defenders: Nicolas Otamendi, Santiago Arzamendia, Cristian Romero, Junior Alonso
Mid-Fielders: Guido Rodriguez, Rodrigo De Paul, Alejandro Romero, Miguel Almiron, Giovani Lo Celso
Forwards: Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Angel Romero, Gabriel Avalos
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