Copa America: It’s infuriating to lead 2-0 and finish with a draw, says unhappy Messi

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La Serena, Chile: Lionel Messi, who came to a Copa America looking to finish Argentina’s 22-year prize drought, was bitterly unhappy after his group were reeled in by Paraguay for a 2-2 pull in their opening match.

Argentina overran Paraguay in a initial half and took a two-goal lead by Sergio Aguero and Messi’s chastisement usually for their opponents to strike behind with a idea from Nelson Haedo Valdez on a hour and Lucas Barrios’s 90th notation equaliser.

Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after losing to Germany in 2014 World Cup final. ReutersArgentina's Lionel Messi reacts after losing to Germany in 2014 World Cup final. Reuters

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“We were during error in that we should have had some-more of a round in a second half and tranquil a match, not they,” pronounced Messi, who left a margin conduct bent after Saturday’s Group B compare during La Serena.

“It’s infuriating to go winning 2-0 and finish with a draw,” pronounced Messi who has come off a shining deteriorate assisting Barcelona win a three-way of La Liga, a King’s Cup and a Champions League.

“We should have slowed a compare down when they were entrance during us,” he told reporters.

“Now we have to consider about Uruguay and we know we contingency win. There’s a lot to urge and this is usually a initial match, now we’ve got to be calmer than ever.”

Paraguay became some-more adventurous in a second half, throwing off their defensive shackles and putting a Argentine counterclaim underneath pressure, infrequently outnumbering them in counter-attacks as Argentina continued to flow brazen though missed vivid chances, dual of them roughly on a line.

Holders Uruguay, who separated Argentina on penalties in a 2011 Copa America, will yield another tough exam even if they were groundless in a 1-0 win over guest group Jamaica in Antofagasta on Saturday.