Argentina win top match
Thursday 5 July 2007 Venezuela
Argentina 1-0 Paraguay
The match to decide the top team of group C ended in a victory for Argentina.
Paraguay would have claimed top spot with a draw, but as the match grew older Argentina became more uncomfortable with this concept and Alfio Basile made some inspirational substitutions, bringing on Messi and Mascherano. It was Liverpool player Mascherano who scored the decider when he passed the ball into the back of the net with an accurate shot from just outside the area in the 78th minute. After 3 matches, Argentina are the only team with a 100% record. They will next face Peru in the quarter final match.