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.
“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.