LIVE: Paraguay vs New Zealand

first_imgU17 World Cup: Paraguay pull off comeback win against New Zealand to top Group B Manasi Pathak Mumbai Last updated 2 years ago 20:30 10/9/17 New Zealand vs Paraguay A brace from Anibal Vega confirmed full points for Paraguay against New Zealand…. Paraguay, who secured a 3-2 win against Mali in their last tie, made one change in their side which contested against New Zealand on Monday evening as striker Fernando Cardozo replaced Antonio Galeano who slotted a goal against the West Africans on the opening day of the blockbuster youth football event. On the other hand, New Zealand coach Danny Hay was forced to change his plans following the suspension of captain Max Mata following his two yellow cards. Joshua Rogerson and Willem Ebbinge were introduced to the side in defense and attack respectively.Paraguay kicked off the proceedings in the best way possible by scoring the opening goal in the very first minute. It was Alan Rodriguez, who from a free-kick delivered an elevating cross-shot which found the back of the net perfectly.However, their lead didn’t last long enough as skipper Alexis Duarte was guilty of conceding an own goal in the 20th minute which leveled things up. It was a bad day at the office for Duarte who conceded his second own goal of the tie around the half-hour mark which put the South Americans trailing by a goal, a side which had taken the lead in the opening minute of the game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The two teams walked out at the half-time whistle on a 1-2 score-line with the All Whites enjoying their come-back lead.The second half kick-started on a similar note as the former half with Paraguay in their quest of finding the much-needed equalizer and New Zealand trying to contain the score. Around the one hour mark, Charles Spragg of New Zealand got his head to the ball but the delivery, from the centre of the box, was too high as it missed the target.New Zealand, who were living on the edge, finally fell prey to their opponents as Los Albirroja’s Anibal Vega struck twice in two minutes to take Paraguay to a 3-2 lead. In the dying moments of the game, Paraguay added another goal, this time netted by Blas Armoa to take the side to six points and on the top of Group B rankings. read morelast_img

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