Copa America 2015: Argentina beat Uruguay to enter knockout, scores, match highlights
Copa America 2015 is becoming extremely enticing. The sort of thrilling performances we are witnessing here at the moment has given a high to soccer fans not just in the region but across the world.
In yet another brilliant performance Argentina beat the reigning champions Uruguay to enter the next stage. But the match was close and would have gone either way. It was Aguero’s strike that actually put Argentina level on points at the top of the group.
To be true it was Sergio Aguero’s impressive and improbable looking diving header that gave Argentina a 1-0 victory one of the best sides in Americas.
There is no denying the fact that the mesmerizing performance of Aguero took almost everyone by surprise. Aguero met a 56th-minute cross from his Manchester City teammate Pablo Zabaleta and buried an unstoppable effort past Uruguayan goal-keeper Fernando Muslera at his front post.
One of the highlights of the game was actually something that was not related to the actual game. Argentina coach Gerardo Martino was asked to leave the field for arguing with the match officials after just half an hour of a stormy encounter which frequently threatened to boil over. Now Argentina and Paraguay have equal points and share the top spot with each other in the Group B with four points each, ahead of Uruguay on three.
Earlier, a blunder by Jamaica goal-keeper Duwayne Kerr gifted Paraguay a 1-0 win.
Midfielder Victor Caceres played a long ball out of the Paraguay half for Edgar Benitez to chase and Kerr’s attempt at a clearing header bounced straight off the striker’s thigh and into the net in the 35th minute.
After the 1-0 win over Uruguay â€“the most successful side in the Copa America history – Argentina face Jamaica in their final group match in Vina del Mar on Saturday while defending champions Uruguay stay in La Serena to take on Paraguay in a repeat of the last Copa America final in 2011.
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