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Paraguay overcome own-goal bloopers

DNMUM398321 | 10/10/2017 | Author : G Krishnan | WC :171

Mumbai: Paraguay captain Alexis Duarte looked as if he would break down any moment as he led his team into lemon break trailing underdogs New Zealand 1-2. The team from South America scored all the three goals in the first half, two of them were from Duarte’s foot resulting in own goals as New Zealand gained the upper hand and were well set to enter the second phase of the tournament in their eighth appearance.
But Paraguay’s combination of Leonardo Sanchez and substitute Anibal Vega slammed two goals in three minutes - 75th and 78th - and Blas Armoa’s brilliance in the injury time saved Paraguay, and Duarte in particular, from an embarrassing defeat.
Paraguay, thus, qualified for the next round with two wins in two games.
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