Paraguay are also undefeated, but a 2-2 draw against Peru in Asuncion in their first fixture and a late 1-0 win over Venezuela are only good enough for fifth spot. The visitors have a decent track record against their hosts in the recent past, with the Albirroja losing just once in their last five meetings with Argentina (one win, three draws, one defeat).
Argentina find themselves in exclusive company after two qualifying matches, as they and Brazil are the only teams to win both of their opening fixtures. The Albiceleste successfully navigated a pair of close encounters, beating Ecuador 1-0 before winning a very difficult match 2-1 against Bolivia in La Paz. A return to Buenos Aires should boost Lionel Scaloni’s side, who are expected to take a battle for top spot in CONMEBOL right down to the wire.
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