Argentina and Chile on Monday qualified for the the Copa America quarter-finals, ending top of Group A after low-scoring matches that left the other two spots up for grabs.
Argentina secured its second win in three group matches played, beating Paraguay 1-0, with Alejandro Gomez on target in the ninth minute.
The win placed Argentina top of Group A with seven points — enough to secure its spot in the next phase of the tournament being played in empty stadiums in coronavirus -battered Brazil.
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The match marked a personal milestone for Messi, who tied Javier Mascherano’s record for the most games played for Argentina — 147.
But it was not a night of glory for Messi or his team, who in the second half seemed to resign themselves to defending a spirited, but ultimately fruitless, Paraguayan attack.
In the other match Monday, Chile drew 1-1 with Uruguay to end…
Source: Complete Sports