Watch Paraguay vs. Argentina live streaming free on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, from Defensores del Chaco Stadium in Asuncion, Paraguay.
Following a shocking 0-2 loss to Ecuador on their opener Thursday, Argentina will try to regroup and show why they are one of the best teams in the world. It is safe to say La Albiceleste started on the wrong foot by losing the first phase of the 2018 World Cup qualifier at home in Buenos Aires.
To say that this was an unexpected result for Gerardo Martino’s experienced team, which did not include Lionel Messi because of injury, but where most players have multi-million dollar contracts with European clubs, would be the understatement of the year.
In their last competitive match, Argentina walked all over Paraguay in a crushing 6-1 victory during the 2015 Copa America semifinal. However, during the tournament’s group stage, Los Guaraníes managed a 2-2 draw with Argentina.
Tune in to watch Paraguay vs. Argentina live streaming and see whether Paraguay will avenge the humiliating Copa America loss. Like Ecuador, Paraguay is looking to take advantage of Messi’s absence from the national football team. On September 26, Messi suffered a torn internal collateral ligament to his left knee during Barcelona’s victory over Las Palmas, according to Bleacher Report.
Martino will also have to deal with the absence of Sergio Aguero, who was seen limping, with what is said to be a hamstring injury. Aguero will not be available for the clash against Paraguay, and is reportedly out of action for a month.
Without their leader and captain, Lionel Messi, Argentina forward Carlos Tevez is questioning his teammates’ professionalism during the match against Ecuador and exulting them to win without Messi. According to Goal.com, Tevez is trying to rally Argentina, and is asking the team to change its attitude.
“The qualifiers are different and it became clear on Thursday that they are harder than a Copa America match or a friendly.
“But on Thursday there was a lack of attitude. That is what we talked about. The team did not turn up at any time and that is what most worries us.
“We did not make a good start to the qualifiers, but we will have another chance on Tuesday.”
Meanwhile, those who watch Paraguay vs. Argentina live streaming free will see Paraguay’s manager, Ramon Diaz – who is from Argentina – even more motivated to steal three points from their arch-rival. Paraguay is still reeling from that devastating semifinal loss in the 2015 Copa America and wants revenge.
The opportunity to trump Argentina’s hopes to qualify for the 2018 World Cup is more than an incentive to go out and put a stop to Martino’s campaign. Speaking to Goal.com, Diaz said his team has grown since that awful day last summer, and is now looking forward to defeating Argentina for the first time since 2009.
However, the statistics don’t favor La Albirroja, and fans who watch Paraguay vs. Argentina live stream will see whether Diaz can beat the odds. Paraguay has lost their last five matches against their hated neighbors, while conceding 20-goals. Diaz is hoping to continue on the right foot after their 1-0 opener victory against Venezuela Thursday.
Long-time defender Paulo da Silva told Ole that Paraguay realizes the match against Argentina is crucial for their chances of grabbing a ticket to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Da Silva hopes their home court advantage will pay off and they can capitalize on Messi’s absence.
Watch Paraguay vs. Argentina live streaming free on Tuesday, October 13, in the link below. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. ET.
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