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Lionel Messi and the Albiceleste look to guarantee a spot in the quarterfinals

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Argentina v Uruguay: Group A - Copa America Brazil 2021 Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images

It’s time for Argentina’s third match in the Copa América group stage! Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero and the Albiceleste are one win away from a place in the quarterfinals as they take on Paraguay in Brasília.

After a draw on opening night against Chile, Argentina recovered well and won a hard-fought game against Uruguay to put themselves in great position to reach the knockout stages. Three points will guarantee that tonight, but it won’t be easy against a Paraguay team that won their opening match and have talented attacking players who can cause the Argentinean defense some problems.

Lionel Scaloni is expected to make changes with the quick turnaround after the Uruguay game, which could include a first start for Agüero in the tournament. Here we go!


LINEUPS

ARGENTINA

Starting XI: Martínez; Molina, Romero, Pezzella, Tagliafico; Di María, Paredes, Rodríguez, Gómez; Messi, Agüero (4-4-2)

Bench: Armani (GK), Marchesín (GK), M. Quarta, Martínez, Montiel, Acuña, Domínguez, De Paul, A. Correa, J. Correa, Álvarez, Lautaro

PARAGUAY

Starting XI: Silva; Espinola, Gómez, Alonso, Arzamendia; Cubas, Piris; Romero, Almirón, Romero; Avalos (4-2-3-1)

Bench: Aguilar (GK), Ortiz (GK), Rojas, Alderete, Balbuena, Martínez, Giménez, Sánchez, Lucena, Romero, González, Samu


MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2021 Copa América, Group B, Matchday 3

Date/Time: Monday, June 21, 2021, 9pm local time, 2am CET (Barcelona, Saturday), 1am BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria, Saturday), 8pm ET, 5pm PT (USA), 5.30am IST (India, Saturday)

Venue: Estádio Nacional de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil

Referee: Jesus Valenzuela (VEN)

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM COPA AMÉRICA 2021

How to watch on TV: Fox Sports 1 (USA), TSN 3 (Canada), BBC Red Button (UK), Canal+ Sport 3 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 4 (India), others

How to watch online: FuboTV (USA), BBC iPlayer (UK), others


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