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Paraguay draw frustrating - Messi

Paraguay draw frustrating - Messi”

Argentina are in serious danger of exiting the 2019 Copa America at the group stage after they drew 1-1 to Paraguay on Thursday and Barca's talisman Lionel Messi has not hidden his disgust.

Paraguay were awarded a spot-kick of their own a few minutes later but Derlis Gonzalez's shot was saved by Argentina keeper Franco Armani, who was lucky to avoid a red card when he fouled Gonzalez outside his area at the end of the first half.

Argentina still sits at the bottom of Group B, despite the 1-1 draw Wednesday in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Qatar, playing in Copa America for the first time, is ahead of Argentina on the tiebreakers.

He quickly turned to Aguero with his side trailing 1-0 at halftime but just as Argentina were looking more unsafe after Messi's equaliser and Franco Armani's penalty save, he took off the lively Lautaro Martinez for Di Maria. The top two teams in each of the three groups advance, along with the best two third-place finishers.

The Barcelona legend had initially chose to retire after a painful shoot-out defeat by Chile in the 2016 Copa America final.

While two of the best third-placed teams will go through to the knockouts and Argentina still have Qatar to play, there are no guarantees for the side now coached by former Deportivo La Coruna stalwart Lionel Scaloni.

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Now, with one point to their name, Argentina are on the verge of a crisis, and they must win against Qatar to have any hopes of progressing to the knockout rounds.

The pain continued though at the World Cup last summer, drawing with Iceland losing to Croatia before a late victor against Nigeria secured their progress to the second round.

"For a team like Argentina, which feels like it always has to win, the first blow is hard to take, but we assured the players at half time that it was just one goal".

"We know we have to win the next game to advance".

It was a Copa America classic in many ways, the less fancied team adhering so tightly to two banks of four that their formation seemed to have been inspired by Stickle Bricks, while the favourites - a term loosely applied to Argentina, in this case - grunted and strained in their efforts to break them down.

Asian champions Qatar, one of the two non-South American teams invited, improved in the second period but just as the game looked destined to finish goalless, Zapata gave Colombia all three points.

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