Previous News – Argentina will receive their Paraguay counterpart at the “Alberto Armando” stadium in Buenos Aires in the early hours of Friday morning for the third round match of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in South America, where Argentina ranks second in the standings with a record score of six points , While their next opponent drops to fourth place by two points.
Here we monitor the most important information about the upcoming match:
The Argentine national team started the qualifiers with two victories, as they won 1-0 over Ecuador, and by the same result they beat Bolivia.
Paraguay also did not lose in the qualifiers. In the first round, it tied 2- 2 with Peru, and in the second round it achieved a wonderful victory outside the ground over Venezuela.
– The last match between the two teams in 2019 in the Copa America and the two teams tied, where Lionel Messi scored 57 ‘(penalty kick); Paraguay drew to Richard Sanchez 37 ‘and Delice Gonzalez of the visiting team missed a penalty kick in the 62nd minute.
Argentina and Paraguay met in the group stage in Copa America last year and shared points, and Argentina failed to win any of the last three confrontations between the two countries, as it scored two draws and a defeat.
On the other hand, Paraguay won only one of the last eight confrontations between the two countries, while Argentina won on four occasions in this process, and the host country won only one of the last six matches, and two of the last five matches resulted in more than 2.5 goals per match.
Messi with Paraguay stars
Argentina played two matches in 2020, which were held in October, and both ended with one goal difference.
Lionel Messi and his companions did not lose in nine consecutive confrontations, recording six wins and three draws in that period. Only two of the previous ten confrontations ended in victories for the visiting countries.
Paraguay has not been defeated in five consecutive confrontations, and they have scored two wins and three draws, and none of them ended up winning for the teams that play on their home soil.