Barrios lands MasterCard Man of the Match award in draw

Paraguay’s Lucas Barrios was named MasterCard Man of the Match after scoring his side’s goal in the 1-1 draw with Uruguay.

In what was a repeat of the 2011 Copa AmĂ©rica final, it was Uruguay who took the lead courtesy of Jose MarĂ­a GimĂ©nez’s goal shortly before the half hour.

But Barrios, who led the Paraguay line effectively, equalised with a thumping header of his own from a right-wing corner a minute before the interval.

The 30-year-old was not able to finish the match, though, and limped off midway through the second half with a muscular injury.


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