Lionel Scaloni, coach of the Argentina national team, expressed his regret over the 1-1 draw against Paraguay in the match held at La Bombonera Stadium in Buenos Aires in the third round of the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup Qatar.
Argentina fell in a 1-1 positive draw against their guest Paraguay, in the match that brought the two teams together in the early hours of Friday morning, at the “La Pomponera” stadium, in the third round competitions of the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
Scaloni said after the match, “We leave with a bittersweet taste at the same time because Argentina did everything to win. In the second half, we put the opponent in the back. We must also appreciate the position of the team that always believed in winning.”
He added, “They were able to advance from the penalty spot, and after that, I think we controlled everything. Honestly, our teams reacted, created positions, and possessed the ball. We equalized and we were able to advance in the first half.”
Scaloni added, “In the second half we were in control of everything. Although we could not win, the many times we did things well must be appreciated.”
With this result, Argentina topped the South American qualifiers, qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, on a temporary basis, with 7 points, while Paraguay rose to 5 points, in fourth place.