Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Paraguay lucky to get past Venezuela
by Paul Kennedy, July 21st, 2011 12:57AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  copa america

MOST COMMENTED

[COPA AMERICA] Paraguay could count its lucky stars as it booked its place in Sunday's Copa America final against Uruguay thanks to a 5-3 shootout win over Venezuela, which was making its first appearance in the final four. Chivas USA's Alejandro Moreno was one of three Venezuelans to hit the woodwork during regulation.

Goalkeeper Justo Villar's save on Franklin Lucena's shot from the penalty spot decided the shootout.

Moreno hit the woodwork late in the first half, and Miku and Juan Fernando Arango struck the frame in second-half stoppage time.

Venezuela's Oswaldo Vizcaronndo had a goal called back for a questionable offside.

Paraguay had Jonathan Santana sent off in overtime.

The win moved Paraguay into the final for the first time since it won the 1979 title thanks to future New York Cosmos stars Julio Cesar Romero and Roberto Cabanas.



0 comments
  1. Andres Yturralde
    commented on: July 21, 2011 at 1:37 p.m.
    Unbelievable! Just like Argentina against Uruguay, Brazil against Paraguay, Chile against Venezuela, and even the USA against Japan (in the WWC), Venezuela outplayed and outshot Paraguay-- and ended up losing. Is this a whole new trend in world soccer: defend well until the end, luck will be there for you, and you'll come out a winner? Forget offense, man. Just play defense.

  1. Bruce Moorhead
    commented on: July 22, 2011 at 2:25 a.m.
    Its not a new trend - been happening for a couple decades, and its a big problem for the sport. I think FIFA need to allow two more subs if a game goes beyond 90 minutes, so coaches can use more subs for tactical reasons in the second half without fear of injury early in extra time shortchanging them. I think this would increase scoring in knockout matches.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Kristi Lefebvre    
"Right now, we play multiple games in a 3-4 day span which makes it essential to ...
Molino hat trick powers Orlando City to 7-0 rout    
[USL PRO: Week 24] Kevin Molino added to his USL PRO scoring record with a hat ...
D.C. United and Galaxy close in on Sounders    
[MLS: Sunday] D.C. United opened up a four-point lead in the Eastern Conference with a 2-0 ...
Guzan's Aston Villa climbs into third place    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Brad Guzan's Aston Villa beat Hull City, 2-1, to move into third place in ...
A-Rod and Holiday lead FC Kansas City to title    
[NWSL: Final] U.S. national team stars Amy Rodriguez and Lauren Holiday teamed up for both goals ...
FC Edmonton ends Minnesota's unbeaten streak    
[NASL: Fall Week 8] FC Edmonton ended Minnesota United FC's 11-game unbeaten streak with a 2-1 ...
Dempsey hits dozen mark with shin volley    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Clint Dempsey scored his 11th goal of the season, and 12th since he ...
Turmoil in Toronto leads to shakeup    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Less than 24 hours after an embarrassing 3-0 home loss to New England and ...
What They're Saying: Steven Gerrard    
"If he plays like that for us every week and continues to improve, he could be ...
Reign players reward Harvey with turnaround    
[NWSL: Final] Englishwoman Laura Harvey was an easy choice for NWSL Coach of the Year, taking ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives