A tough nut to crack: The history of the Colombian National Team in Barranquilla against Paraguay


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A tough nut to crack: The history of the Colombian National Team in Barranquilla against Paraguay

The Colombia National Team will face Paraguay for the fourteenth day of the Qualifiers and will do so with necessity before his present in the standings, where she is partially fifth with 16 points and would be getting the playoff spot.

Colombia will receive a selected Paraguayan who has been beaten after his fall at home against Chile and must come out with everything for the win to get the points. The present of the team led by Reinaldo Rueda, however, is not the best, the team accumulates four games without knowing what it is to win, but also without knowing how to do without even a goal.

Before the Albirroja It is expected that the Tricolor will once again have a reaction as it had in a time of great need, such as when it beat Peru in Lima on Rueda’s debut. or like when he managed to overcome Chile in Barranquilla to move up the table after his bad start in the qualifiers.

The rival in the Metropolitan of Barranquilla will be Paraguay, a rival with complications that even in the last Qualifiers was victorious 1-2 after their visit to ‘La Puerta de Oro’. It was in 2017 when Albirroja came back in the last two minutes with goals from Óscar ‘Tacuara’ Cardozo and Antonio Sanabria, for Colombia ‘El Tigre’ Radamel Falcao García had opened the scoring.

Colombia historically faced Paraguay in Qualifiers on many occasions, but it was with a view to Italy 1990 that did it for the first time in Barranquilla. Before he had faced Albirroja in Bogotá and even played one of those duels in the city of Cali. That first match ended in favor of the Colombians 2-1, then heading to the United States 1994 the game in the Metropolitano was equalized 0-0, with a view to France 1998 they defeated it 1-0, they met again in Barranquilla until the qualifiers for Germany 2006 when they equaled 1-1 and then came the clashes towards Brazil 2014 with a 2-0 in favor of Colombia and that with the aim of going to Russia 2018 with a Paraguayan victory 1-2.

A balance in the Barranquilla Metropolitan of Colombia against Paraguay with three victories, two draws and one defeat. Without a doubt a tough nut to crack for the Tricolor in the heat of the ‘Sandy’. Now keeping in mind their qualification to Qatar 2022, the Colombians will have to face Albirroja next Tuesday for the 14th date of the Qualifiers.


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