Established in the Argentine midfield against Colombia (2-2) in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, Leandro Paredes, the PSG midfielder, showed himself to his advantage by scoring a nice goal.
Argentina can regret two points lost in Colombia. In a match that she controlled after two goals in less than ten minutes, a penalty and a lack of vigilance on the last action frustrated her before the opening of the Copa America. Very quickly in front of the scoreboard thanks to a nice placed header from Cristian Romero, Argentina took a comfortable lead in the minutes that followed with a nice goal from Leandro Paredes.
After a mess in the Colombian defense, the PSG midfielder interfered in the penalty area with a few juggles before concluding with an unstoppable cross strike for the Colombian goalkeeper (2-0, 8th minute).
Paredes still essential in selection
As against Chile, Lionel Scaloni renewed his confidence in Leandro Paredes, one of the centerpieces of the Argentine coach’s game system. Launched in selection by Jorge Sampaoli in 2017, the PSG midfielder won under the leadership of Scaloni. For his part, Angel Di Maria remained on the sidelines.
Caught up in the scoreline by Colombia, Argentina let slip two points but still point to second place in the standings of the South American zone for qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.
For its part, Brazil escapes in the lead with a sixth consecutive success, this time against Paraguay (2-0). Again scorer and decisive passer, Neymar soared with the Brazilian selection.