Pedro Moran was the hero as Paraguay edged Madagascar 4-2 in the battle to avoid finishing bottom of Group D at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

The teams went into the game having already been eliminated, both having lost narrowly to Russia and Tahiti.

Moran fired Paraguay ahead with a sumptuous strike after ten minutes, only for Bernardin to equailise shortly after the first restart. Juan Lopez nevertheless ensured the South Americans carried a 2-1 lead in at the end of the second period.

Jesus Rolon doubled that advantage into the third, but Bernardin responded immediately by scoring from Madagascar’s kick-off.

However, Moran’s second of the game sent Paraguay home on a high and him two clear atop of the Portugal 2015 scoring chart.