The national team dominates the statistics in preparatory matches with 12 wins to six by the Guarani.
the path of the Chile national team in this 2023 it will have its starting point at the Monumental, when this Monday the 27th it will face its similar Paraguayan in a match corresponding to the FIFA date. The coach Eduardo Berizzo called up a total of 26 players to make this commitment pointing to what will be the start of the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, where La Roja will begin measuring forces against Uruguay in September.
This clash means the number 23 between both representatives in friendlies. The first took place in the distant February 1939 with the success of the national team 4-2 in the National Stadium, while the last took place on September 5, 2015 and was celebrated by the criollos 3-2 in the redoubt of Ñuñoa. The team led by Jorge Sampaoli was victorious thanks to a brace from Felipe Gutiérrez (8′, 64′) and another goal from Alexis S.anchez (82′). La Albirroja discounted via Jonathan Fabbro (51′) and Jorge Benitez (53′).
The record against each other marks a supremacy of the ‘Team of All’ with 12 wins against 6 of those currently riding Guillermo Barros Schelotto. There were four draws. In goals, Chile leads its rival with seven points: 31-24.
It should be remembered that the last time they saw each other was in November 2021 as part of Qatar’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers (date 13). In the Defensores del Chaco, and on the debut of the Twin in charge of the Guarani, Martín Lasarte’s men took victory with a lone score from Niño Maravilla at 56′. The overall statistics indicate that they have competed 64 times, with 28 celebrations for Chile (86 goals), 29 for the Albirroja (91 conversions) and seven draws.
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