Paraguay, champion of the Pre-Olympic after beating Venezuela

La Albirroja won the ticket to the Paris Games by beating the local team 2-0 and leaving the Argentine National Team, which had won the ticket by beating Brazil, without a chance of a title.

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74′ 2Q: Paraguay – Header by Marcelo de la Cruz Pérez Mosqueira
47′ 2T: Paraguay – Penalty goal by Diego Alexander Gómez Amarilla

This Sunday, Paraguay won the Venezuela Pre-Olympic title and the subsequent ticket to the Paris 2024 Games. He did it after winning by 2-0 al local Venezuelafor thus stripping the Argentine National Team of its chances of winning, who had previously had his celebration for achieving the ticket with his victory against Brazil.

La Albirroja managed to open the scoring as soon as the second half began, when, due to a handball in the area by Renne Rivas, Diego Gómez converted from a penalty at three minutes. The icing on the cake would come at 30, when a hurried Andrés Ferro tried to head the ball to goalkeeper Samuel Rodríguez, but she overcame him and allowed Marcelo Pérez, the famous Mbappérez of Huracán, headed the goal with the empty bow.

Thus, Carlos Jara Saguier’s team took the entire prize for surpass everyone in the Final Phase with seven points. Javier Mascherano’s Albiceleste seconded him with five.

3′ 2T: Diego Gómez’s penalty goal after Renne Rivas’s handball in the area

(0-1) Venezuela vs. Paraguay: Diego Gómez’s penalty goal


(0-1) Venezuela vs.  Paraguay: Diego Gómez's penalty goal

30′ 2T: Marcelo Pérez increases his header after taking advantage of a poor delivery from Andrés Ferro to goalkeeper Samuel Rodríguez

(0-2) Venezuela vs. Paraguay: Marcelo Pérez’s goal


(0-2) Venezuela vs.  Paraguay: Marcelo Pérez's goal

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