Argentina has on Monday June 21, booked their spot in the quarter finals in the ongoing Copa America competition in Brazil. They beat Paraguay by a lone goal with Alejandro “Papu” Gomez scoring in the tenth minute.
The Argentines have consequently registered their second win in three group matches played.
With this result, Argentina and Chile on Monday booked their places in the Copa America quarter-finals, finishing top of Group A, after low-scoring matches that left the other two spots available to anyone.
The win places Argentina top of Group A with seven points — enough to get its spot in the next stage of the competition.
Although the Argentines won against the Paraguayans, it was not an easy game for them, who in the subsequent half appeared to surrender to defending a lively, at the end of the day pointless, Paraguayan attack.
In the other game, Chile drew 1-1 with Uruguay to end the day with five points.
With four matches left to play in Group A, Paraguay has three points, Uruguay one, and Bolivia zero, which means they all actually have a hypothetical potential for win to fit the bill for the quarter-finals. Host Nation Brazil has effectively qualified from Group B.
Uruguay snatched a portion of the points in the second-half when Suarez packaged in the ball from short range during a knot with former Barcelona colleague Arturo Vidal at the far post after a corner.
Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani nearly grabbed a win for Uruguay in the 85th minute, yet his header streaked only wide of the post.
Vargas’ first-half strike saw him draw level with Peru’s Paolo Guerrero on 14 goals in the Copa America’s unsurpassed goalscoring rankings, three behind the record of 17 held by Brazil’s Zizinho and Argentina’s Norberto Mendez.