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Colombia, to end its losing streak against Paraguay

The Colombian National Team will face Paraguay next Saturday starting at 8:00 pm at the Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. La Tricolor accumulates three games in a row without being able to beat those led by Guillermo Barros Schelotto. All the commitments were for South American Qualifiers. In friendlies they have met on 10 occasions that left six victories for our team as a balancetwo were for the Paraguayans and the remaining two ended in a draw.

The group summoned by Néstor Lorenzo is already fully working at the concentration site in Florida, United States. Jorge Carrascal, Carlos Cuesta and Daniel Muñoz they were the last players to arrive last Tuesday. With that, the Argentine coach continues with the work thinking about the match against Paraguay to cut that losing streak in terms of results.

Six years since the last win against Paraguay in Qualifiers

October 6, 2016. That is the date of Colombia’s last victory over the Paraguayans. That day Edwin Cardona scored on the hour after assistance from Carlos Bacca to add three at the Defensores del Chaco stadium for what was the road to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. After that match, Colombia did not beat Paraguay again in the Qualifiers.

A year and a day later, Colombia received a visit from those directed at that time by Francisco Arce. Radamel Falcao García opened the scoring 79 minutes into the commitment. When everything seemed to indicate that the Tricolor would take the three points Óscar Cardozo (89′) and Antonio Sanabria (90′) appeared to turn the game around and silence the Metropolitano de Barranquilla stadium.

1-1 was the result in the match in which Colombia faced Paraguay in Asunción on September 6, 2021. Antonio Sanabria scored the first goal of the game after 40 minutes, while Juan Guillermo Cuadrado equalized the maximum penalty score for both teams to share the points on the sixth day of the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers.

On November 17, 2021, they met again on the way to the World Cup that will begin next Sunday. However, on this occasion they did not do any damage and the score was 0-0 in which both teams had several options to convertbut the failure in the definition was the protagonist during the 90 minutes.

The last friendly that Colombia and Paraguay had was on September 13, 2007. On that occasion, the Tricolor won by the slightest difference with a goal from Wason Rentería at the El Campín stadium. . . . Jorge Luis Pinto led the national combine, while Gerardo Martino was in charge of the Paraguayans that year.

Third engagement of the Lorenzo era

On September 24, the national team was measured against Guatemala at the beginning of Néstor Lorenzo’s cycle. The Colombian National Team defeated their rival on duty 4-1 with goals from James Rodríguez, Luis Sinisterra, Rafael Santos Borré and Yaser Asprilla. Óscar Santiz discounted the score for Luis Fernando Tena’s team.

The second commitment was against Mexico on the 27th of the same month. 2-3 was the final score at Levi’s Stadium with goals from Alexis Vega and Gerardo Arteaga in the first half to put the Mexicans on top, while Luis Sinisterra, twice, and Wilmar Barrios converted for Colombia to turn the game around. This Saturday’s game against Paraguay will be Néstor Lorenzo’s third game in command of the Tricolor.

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