• FT

    Argentina

    1

    Paraguay

    1

  • FT

    Ecuador

    3

    Bolivia

    1

  • FT

    Colombia

    0

    Uruguay

    1

  • FT

    Peru

    1

    Venezuela

    0

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING - CONMEBOL

Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Referee: Simón, Carlos

* Local time based on your geographic location.

1 - 1

FT

Paraguay

  • Gabriel Heinze 12' OG
  • Gabriel Heinze 12' OG

Argentina 1-1 Paraguay: Tevez sent off again

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Carlos Tevez was sent off

for the second time in three internationals as Argentina were

held to a 1-1 draw at home by Paraguay in a World Cup qualifier

on Saturday.

Gabriel Heinze put through his own goal after only 13

minutes and Argentina were in further trouble when Tevez, sent

off in the 2-1 defeat in Colombia in November, was dismissed

again for two violent tackles in the 31st.

They managed to snatch a draw when substitute Sergio Aguero

scored from a chance set up by Lionel Messi just after the hour.

The draw kept Paraguay top of the 10-team South American

World Cup qualifying group with 14 points, two ahead of

second-placed Argentina.

It was the fifth time in a row that Paraguay, backed by a

large, rowdy contingent of fans, had drawn away to Argentina in

a World Cup qualifier.

Argentina made a lively start with Juan Roman Riquelme

bouncing a free kick off the Paraguay crossbar in the eighth

minute.

Their troubles began five minutes later when Paraguay

launched a long ball forward from midfield, Heinze misjudged the

situation under pressure from Nelson Haedo Valdez and headed the

ball past keeper Roberto Abbondanzieri into the goal.

Heinze also collided with Abbondanzieri, who was taken off

injured and replaced by Juan Pablo Carrizo.

Almost immediately, Tevez was lucky to escape with only a

yellow card for a sliding tackle from behind on Enrique Vera.

But there was no reprieve when he was booked again for a

studs-up challenge on Dario Veron.

Heinze was taken off at halftime along with Angel Di Maria

and newcomers Daniel Diaz and Aguero gave the hosts new life.

With the Paraguay crowd in full voice, Messi burst through

the heart of the Paraguay midfield in the 61st minute and

slipped the ball to Aguero, who placed the ball into the far

corner.

Argentina then enjoyed their best spell, creating several

clearcut chances, while Carrizo produced a superb save to turn

Haedo Valdez's header around the post.

Scoring Summary

  • Argentina
  • Paraguay
 
(og 12') Gabriel Heinze
(og 12') Gabriel Heinze

Match Stats

  • Argentina
  • Paraguay
6(4) Shots (on goal) 3(3)
15 Fouls 24
5 Corner kicks 2
2 Offsides 4
0% Time of Possession 0%
2 Yellow Cards 3
1 Red Cards 0
3 Saves 4

Teams

  • Argentina
  • Paraguay
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