Following a 2-0 loss to Colombia in their Copa América (CA) opener, Argentina has now lost three successive games against fellow CONMEBOL opposition since October 2018. All three have seen Argentina lose one half ‘to-nil’ while drawing the other, with at least one goal either way beyond the hour mark.
Argentina last played an uninterrupted run of (four) competitive games against fellow South Americans in Sept/Oct 2017. The return had plenty of room for improvement (W1, D3) with two of the draws being goalless. The other two matches saw Argentina concede first, and do so inside the opening 15 minutes of either half.
After a 2-2 draw against Qatar in their own opener, Paraguay has now won just one of their last nine matches (W1, D3, L5). Four of the defeats saw Paraguay lose one half ‘to-nil’, and their competitive record against other CONMEBOL nations paints a mixed picture. [Read more…]