Argentina surrendered a first-half punishment yet recuperated to make sure about a 1-1 draw against Paraguay in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Buenos Aires on Thursday.
Blessed messenger Romero scored his third objective in three games when he coolly moved home a punishment halfway through the primary half after Lucas Martinez Quarta was decreed to have cut down Miguel Almiron.
Nicolas Gonzalez balanced for Argentina four minutes before half-time when he bulleted a header home from a Giovani Lo Celso corner kick.
Lionel Messi scored what seemed to be the approval objective in the 57th moment, however it was chalked off by the official after counsel with VAR.
VAR precluded the Argentina objective because of a foul by Gonzalez on Romero that happened in excess of 50 meters from the objective. After the foul, Argentina assembled a play structure the back with various contacts that finished with Messi scoring from inside the crate before it was toppled.
At the opposite end, Paraguay had a noisy yell for a punishment turned down after the ball hit the arm of focus back Nicolas Otamendi, who regretted Argentina’s karma after the game.
“I think in the first half we were a bit uncomfortable with the pressure but when we managed to pass the ball about and find spaces we spent almost the entire second period in their half of the field,” Otamendi said. “We got the goal but unfortunately it didn’t stand.”
The outcome leaves both South American sides unbeaten after three games in their mission to arrive at the finals in Qatar.
The main four in the 10-group South American qualifying segment naturally make the finals, and the fifth-put side go into a between local play-off.
Argentina’s next game is away at Peru on Tuesday, while Paraguay take on base side Bolivia at home the very day.