Lionel Messi penalty, Armani save secure lucky draw for Argentina

Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot to salvage a 1-1 draw for Argentina against South American country within the Copa America on Wed as his facet rode their luck to cling on to the hope of reaching the quarter-finals.

Richard Andres Martinez places South American country ahead within the thirty-seventh minute, firing into a very cheap corner when a lung-bursting run from Miguel Almiron down the faction.

Argentina captain Messi leveled within the 57th minute when a handball by Paraguay’s Ivan Peris that no-one on the pitch appealed for however was noticed by a volt-ampere review.

Paraguay was awarded a spot-kick of their own a number of minutes later, however, Derlis Gonzalez’s shot was saved by Argentina keeper Franco Armani, WHO was lucky to avoid a red card once he fouled Gonzalez outside his space at the tip of the primary [*fr1].

Argentina continues to be bottom of B|blood type} with one purpose from 2 games however they might attain the last eight with a convince third-placed Qatar in their final group game on Sunday.

The result ensured South American country clenched high spot within the cluster on six points when they beat Qatar 1-0 earlier on. South American country is second on 2 points.

Argentina’s caretaker coach Lionel Scaloni created four changes to the team that was crushed 2-0 by South American country, including dropping Sergio Aguero. whereas they were a lot of solid, they lacked power throughout.

Their best move came once substitute Aguero chested down a cross and arranged it off to Lautaro Martinez WHO hit the crossbar on the volley. The ball fell to Messi, however, the captain’s shot was tipped away by South American country keeper Roberto Fernandez.

Messi was making ready to require the ensuing corner once the referee visited consult the screen so dominated that Martinez’s shot had stricken the extended hand of Peris.

The metropolis forward, WHO is looking for his 1st trophy with Argentina when losing four major finals, blasted in from the spot however his goal vulnerable to be canceled out once Nicolas Otamendi fouled Gonzalez with associate awfully regular tackle.

Yet Argentina enjoyed the 3rd slice of excellent fortune as Armani came to the rescue by punching Gonzalez’s spot-kick away, conjointly the} stream Plate goalkeeper also saved a later place kick from Matias Rojas.

“I suppose we tend to improved the poor image we tend to left when the primary game,” Argentina striker Martinez told reporters.

“We have an awfully troublesome game prior to the US to qualify however we’ll provide it our all to achieve following spherical.”

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