Uruguay after playing a 1-1 draw with Paraguay secured the third place and as the best third will have a chance to defend their Copa America title, while Argentina thanks to Higuan snatched a 1-0 win and have secured the group top place.
During a not so exciting match game Uruguay was a much better team on the pitch but Oscar Tabarez’s men failed to snatch a win, despite many opportunities. In the 29nd minute Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez has scored an opener with a header on Sanchez’ delicious corner, but 15 minutes later just before the end of the first half time, Paraguay hits back. Benitez whips in the set piece which Barrios met with an absolute bullet of a header, leaving Muslera without a chance to defend it. It was also and the final score with was enough for both teams to secure the knockout stage.
Paraguay v Uruguay Match Highlights
Argentina after dropping a 2-0 lead vs Paraguay and winning against Uruguay 1-0, against Jamaica in the last game of the group stage with 1-0 was better than Jamaica who ended their Copa America 2015 campaing without any points (as we predicted).
With a ball possession of 73% and 19 shots on goal, it’s clear that Argentina celebrated deservedly in a match where Messi earned 100th Argentina cap. Still, Higuain’s 11th-minute goal proves to be and the only goal of the match, but it was more than enough the Albiceleste to reach the quarter-finals as Group B winners.
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