Messi returns, Argentina shows its strength against Paraguay

Messi returns, Argentina shows its strength against Paraguay 4
Messi returns, Argentina shows its strength against Paraguay 4

(Results Argentina vs Paraguay) – Messi and his teammates had an overwhelming match against Paraguay, part of the 2026 World Cup qualifying framework.

On the morning of October 13 (Vietnam time), Argentina welcomed Paraguay at home, as part of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

With superior class and the advantage of being cheered by the home crowd, Argentina easily controlled the match and scored the opening goal in the 3rd minute thanks to Otamendi, the Benfica defender scored an unprecedented masterpiece.

Having an early advantage, La Albiceleste played with more confidence and freely bombarded Paraguay’s goal.

Argentina had an overwhelming match against Paraguay.

However, the opportunities unfortunately passed by due to Lautaro Martinez’s incompetence.

In the end, Argentina won against Paraguay with a score of 1-0 after 90 minutes of play.

Paraguay is currently ranked 6th in the CONMEBOL qualifying rankings and has been playing inconsistently so far.

On the other hand, Argentina is ranked 2nd in the rankings right now and is in impressive form.

Time: 6:00 am today, October 13, 2023.

Tournament: 2026 World Cup Qualifiers.

Location: Antonio Vespucio Liberti Stadium.

Currently, some matches in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers still do not have an official broadcast channel.

Argentina have an impressive historical record against Paraguay and have won 59/110 matches between the two teams, in contrast to Paraguay’s 16 victories.

Argentina has won only one of its last six matches against Paraguay in all competitions.

Paraguay have won just one of their last seven matches in all competitions, with their only victory coming against Nicaragua in June this year with a score of 2-0.

Argentina are unbeaten in their last 11 matches in all competitions, with their previous defeat being against Saudi Arabia in the first match of the 2022 World Cup campaign.

The last six matches between the two teams had a total of six goals, with Argentina and Paraguay each scoring three.

Argentina: Lisandro Martinez absent;

Paraguay: Andres Cubas , Cristhian Paredes and Diego Gomez were all forced to withdraw from the national team due to injury.

Argentina (4-3-3): Martínez, Otamendi, Tagliafico, Molina, Romero, Di Maria, De Paul, Mac Allister, Fernandez, Messi, Alvarez.

Paraguay (4-3-3): Coronel, Gómez, Balbuena, Alonso, Rojas, Ortiz, Almirón, Cubas, Villasanti, Ávalos, Sosa.

10/8/21 Paraguay 0-0 Argentina
6/22/21 Argentina 1-0 Paraguay
11/13/20 Argentina 1-1 Paraguay
June 20, 2019 Argentina 1-1 Paraguay
9/13/23 Bolivia 0-3 Argentina
9/8/23 Argentina 1-0 Ecuador
12/18/22 Argentina 3-3 France
12/13/22 Argentina 3-0 Croatia
12/9/22 Netherlands 2-2 Argentina
9/13/23 Venezuela 1-0 Paraguay
9/8/23 Paraguay 0-0 Peru
6/18/23 Paraguay 2-0 Nicaragua
03/28/23 Chile 3-2 Paraguay

Messi and his teammates’ last training session before the match against Paraguay (Source: DUGOUT)

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