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Nelson Haedo Valdez named MasterCard Man of the Match

Nelson Haedo Valdez has been handed the MasterCard Man of the Match award for his role in Paraguay’s 4-3 penalty shoot-out win against Brazil in their quarter-final clash.

The 31-year-old played alongside captain Roque Santa Cruz in attack and worked exceptionally hard to help his side come from behind after Robinho opened the scoring inside 15 minutes.

It was Derlis González who supplied the equaliser as La Albirroja were awarded a penalty in the 72nd minute, forcing the game to a tense shoot-out after a 1-1 draw.

Haedo Valdez did not take a spot-kick himself, as González again converted from 12 yards with the decisive kick after misses from Éverton Ribeiro and Douglas Costa for the Seleção.

Paraguay will now play Argentina in the semi-finals in Concepción.

Bron: ca2015.com