Argentina drew 0-0 with Paraguay at the Estadio Defensores del Chaco last night in a World Cup qualifier. The result leaves them in second place in the table, eight points behind leaders Brazil and three points clear of third-placed Ecuador. Argentina are yet to lose in their campaign; they’ve won five and drawn four.
— Out Of Context Football (@nocontextfooty) October 8, 2021
The game was marked by a pitch invader who made it onto the pitch and, despite being Paraguayan, got a selfie with Argentina captain and Barcelona legend Lionel Messi. He then joined the Paraguay players in applauding the crowd at the final whistle.
👉 ¡Final del partido en el Defensores del Chaco!
— Selección Argentina 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) October 8, 2021
Messi left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain this summer in a free transfer that shook the foundations of European football. He’s yet to score in Ligue Un in three appearances, but did register his first goal for his new club in spectacular fashion against Manchester City in the Champions League. His primary mission, however, is to lead Argentina to glory at the 2022 World Cup.