Analysis – Four things learned from Argentina 1-1 Paraguay

A Lionel Messi penalty earned Argentina a point against Uruguay in their second Copa America game.

After defeat to Colombia in their opening game, Argentina could not afford to repeat the trick if they were to qualify from Group B.

However, things did not go to plan in another lacklustre performance from the former world champions.

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They found themselves behind when Paraguay’s Richard Sanchez scored in the first half, and they were lucky not to be a man down when goalkeeper Armani brought down Paraguay’s Gonzalez.

Argentina were saved, though, when Lautaro Martinez’s effort struck an arm and Messi converted the resulting penalty. Here’s what we learned from the game:

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