Paraguay resist once again to reach last 16

Express News

FIFA U-17 WORLD CUT INDIA 2017 NEWS|Updated: October 09, 2017

  • Paraguay first string to ensure location in Round of 16
  • 2 objectives for Anibal Vega, 2 own objectives from Alexis Duarte
  • Paraguay face Turkey in Navi Mumbai, New Zealand handle Mali in New Delhi in last group video games

For the 2nd match running Paraguay scored late objectives to come out on top in a high-scoring thriller, this time beating New Zealand 4-2 to receive the knockout rounds with a video game to spare at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

Anibal Vega was the hero for the South Americans, bagging a three-minute brace in the 2nd half, which papered over a first-half headache for Alexis Duarte, who was regrettable to score 2 own objective in a 14-minute stretch.

It was lined up to be a more basic night for the Paraguayans after they went on in the 2nd minute through Alan Rodriguez’s speculative long complimentary kick, however Duarte’s night spoiled in the 20th minute and became worse from there as the Kiwis pushed into the assaulting 3rd.

Stunned to be behind, Los Guaranies stimulated to life as the 2nd half endured, and Julio Baez simply skimmed the bar in the 69th minute. Vega’s definitive objectives were both developed with aplomb by Leonardo Sanchez, and Blas Armoa ended up the amusing contest with another tally from a speculative long ball a minute in injury time.