Day 6 of the 2015 Copa America tournament has to be pretty incredible to live up to what we witnessed on Day 5.
On Monday hosts Chile played out a pulsating 3-3 draw with Mexico, while Bolivia stunned Ecuador 3-2 for its first Copa America win in 18 years. It was pretty special.
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Luckily, two heavyweights of CONMEBOL will clash in La Serena as defending champions Uruguay face star-studded Argentina and Paraguay face Jamaica in a game which both teams will be going all-out for the win.
Here’s what you can look forward to.
Argentina vs. Uruguay – 7:30 p.m. ET – FOLLOW LIVE
Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero gave La Albiceleste a 2-0 lead against Paraguay in their Group B opener on Saturday but conceded twice late on to let their lead slip and draw 2-2. Not ideal for Gerardo Martino. Messi and Co. will fancy their chances of beating a Luis Suarez-less Uruguay but with Edinson Cavani up top and star defender Diego Godin skippering La Celeste, it won’t be easy. Uruguay squeaked past Jamaica 1-0 in their opening game thanks to Cristian Rodriguez’ second half strike. Expect an epic battle between two South American giants.
Paraguay vs. Jamaica – 5 p.m. ET – FOLLOW LIVE
In Group B’s other game on Tuesday we see the two underdogs scrap it out as both sides know this will be their best chance of picking up three points in group play. The Reggae Boyz were invited to represent CONCACAF in this tournament and did not look out of place in their narrow defeat to Uruguay in the opener. If Darren Mattocks would have buried an early chance it could have been a lot different. As for Paraguay, they looked out-classed by Argentina at times but stuck with it and clinched a memorable late comeback to snag a point from their opener. With the two best third-placed teams going through to the quarterfinals, both Paraguay and Jamaica will be going for broke on Tuesday in Antofagasta.
Hit the “FOLLOW LIVE” links above for live updates on both games, while we will continue to have reaction and analysis from South America’s continental championship throughout the tournament on ProSoccerTalk.