Gastón Giménez, hero in Paraguay’s victory over Venezuela


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Gastón Giménez, hero in Paraguay's victory over Venezuela

The Argentine naturalized Paraguayan, Gastón Giménez, scored a tremendous goal with which the Albirroja National Team beat Venezuela 1-0 for the second date of the South American Qualifiers.

85 minutes of the game were already being played and everything seemed to be sentenced to a goalless draw in Mérida until Tonga appeared and nailed a real goal so that the team that Eduardo Berizzo leads is left with the victory. The other hero? Antony Silva, a former Huracán goalkeeper, saved a penalty.

The unexpected red-haired hero has just played two games with Paraguay, since he became naturalized after a call from the DT, also Argentine, obtaining nationality since his parents have Paraguayan descent.

Giménez played in the tie against Peru by 2 to 2 for the first date, but had to wait to travel to Venezuela to debut on the net.

The midfielder, currently in the Chicago Fire of the MLS, began the procedures to be nationalized in February and he is not doing so badly.

The 29-year-old Tonga started at Almirante Brown and then went through Atlético Tucumán, Godoy Cruz, Estudiantes LP and Vélez Sársfield, where he maintained his best level, led by Gabriel Heinze.

Giménez was even summoned by Lionel Scaloni to play a friendly against Mexico on November 16, 2018, entering the 88th minute. Without many chances in the Albiceleste he chose to accept the call of Toto and today he enjoys an unbeatable present and scorer.


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