Chile receives Paraguay in a direct duel for privileged positions

The ‘Red’ Seeks ⁣Redemption ⁢in Crucial Match Against​ Paraguay

In a pivotal clash for‌ top positions in the South American Qualifiers, Chile ‌will host Paraguay​ in Santiago in a crucial ‍match for⁢ both teams aiming to‍ bounce back from recent‌ disappointing results.

Chile’s Determination to Rebound

Chile, under the guidance of Argentine coach Eduardo Berizzo, is ‍eager to put behind their bitter 3-0 defeat against Venezuela in their‍ previous match. Despite currently occupying the eighth place in the standings, the Chilean team is determined to enhance their performance and ‌climb up the table.

Paraguay’s Positive Momentum

On the other hand, Paraguay enters the match after securing their first⁣ victory in ‌the qualifiers with⁢ a 1-0 win over Bolivia. ⁤Sitting in the seventh position, the⁤ Guarani will strive to maintain their positive momentum and surpass Chile in ⁣the ‍standings.

A Clash at the Monumental Stadium

The ⁣highly anticipated encounter will take‍ place at the Monumental stadium in Santiago, with ⁤Argentine ⁤referee Fernando Rapallini officiating the match and the support of VAR provided ‍by his compatriot Silvio Trucco.

Keys to the ​Confrontation

1. Old Acquaintances

Eduardo Berizzo, the ​current coach of Chile, previously managed the Paraguayan team. However, Berizzo acknowledges that the players have changed under ⁣the leadership‌ of Daniel​ Garnero, making Paraguay a different team.

2. Performance and Expectations

Berizzo, despite his ⁢inconsistent results with the senior team, gained recognition after guiding the under-23 team to the final of​ the ​Santiago-2023 Pan American Games. Players like Damián Pizarro, who excelled in that tournament, could prove to be crucial assets for‌ Chile.

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3. Scarcity in ​Paraguayan Offense

Paraguay has struggled in their attacking prowess, lacking effectiveness ⁢in front ​of ⁢the ⁤opponent’s goal. The‌ inclusion of veteran striker Oscar “Tacuara” Cardozo,‌ aged⁢ 40, aims to change this offensive dynamic.

Possible Lineups

Chile: Brayan Cortés; Matías ⁤Catalán, Gary Medel, Paulo Díaz, Gabriel Suazo;‍ Erick Pulgar,⁣ Felipe Méndez, ​Rodrigo Echeverría, Darío Osorio; Alexis Sánchez⁢ and Ben Brereton. ‍(Coach:⁣ Eduardo Berizzo)



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  1. This intense match between Chile and Paraguay will surely determine which team secures the privileged positions. Excitement and anticipation fill the air as both sides compete head-to-head.

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