Papu Gomez’s 10th minute goal is all that makes the difference as Argentina beats Paraguay 1-0 to secure its spot n the knockout stages. The win, Argentina’s second on the trot, takes the side a step closer to winning its 15th Copa America title. This is also the the first time Paraguay has lost to Argentina in five games.
Argentina, now unbeaten in 16 games, looked sharp in patches but did not really dominate the game. The early goal gave the side a advantage but Paraguay played really well to remain in contention and came close on a couple of occasions but largely failed trouble the ‘keeper.
Scaloni won’t mind his side’s slightly off-colour performance as the three points puts Argentina on top of Group A. Paraguay, which has played only two games, still has a good chance of progressing to the knockouts.