AFP EVARISTO SA
Guido Rodriguez scored a first-half goal in 11 international matches to lead Argentina to a 1-0 victory over Uruguay in the Copa America soccer tournament at dawn on Saturday.
Lionel Messi presented himself as a true captain of the Argentina national team again. After scoring his country’s only goal against Chile in the first round with a free kick, he repeated his brilliance and provided a wonderful pass for his colleague Rodriguez, the Real Betis midfielder, who participated in the starting lineup for the first time since June 2019, and converted the pass He headed into the net in the 13th minute of the match.
The goal gave Argentina victory, while Uruguay began their campaign in the tournament with a loss, and Uruguay has not beaten Argentina in the Copa America since 1989.
The match lacked excitement and Uruguay is last in Group A without points, like Bolivia, which has lost two matches so far.
Argentina advanced to the top of the group, equal to Chile, who beat Bolivia 1-0, and Paraguay has three points from one match.
Argentina have extended their unbeaten record to 15 matches since losing in the 2019 Copa America semi-finals.
The victory came after three consecutive draws to enhance the confidence of Argentina, which knows that the brilliant Brazil is the first candidate to win the title for the second time in a row at home.
Argentina plays Paraguay on Monday, while Uruguay plays Chile on the same day.
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