Paraguay's Victor Caceres (L) fouls Argentina's Lionel Messi during their first round Copa America 2015 soccer match at Estadio La Portada de La Serena in La Serena, Chile, June 13, 2015.REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
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Argentina overran Paraguay in the first half and took a two-goal lead through Sergio Aguero and Messi's penalty only for their opponents to hit back with a goal from Nelson Haedo Valdez on the hour and Lucas Barrios' 90th minute equalizer.Paraguay became more daring in the second half, throwing off their defensive shackles and putting the Argentine defense under pressure, sometimes outnumbering them in counterattacks as Argentina continued to pour forward but missed glaring chances, two of them almost on the line.Meanwhile, Argentine coach Gerardo Martino was concerned by the way his side squandered a two-goal lead against Paraguay. Holders Uruguay, who eliminated Argentina on penalties in the 2011 Copa America, will provide another tough test even if they were unconvincing in a 1-0 win over guest team Jamaica in Antofagasta Saturday.
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