Paraguay hand US a lesson
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The USA came out looking to take the game to Paraguay in Rio. But after Matthew Stewart hit the woodwork early on, the rhythm of the game settled squarely with the South Americans.

José Luis Santander scored first and Fabio Alcaraz added a second before Robson Fernández made it 3-0 with the last kick of the first half. The Paraguayans then went on to kill off the game early in the second period with a goal from Carlos Chilavert and another courtesy of Rene Villalba, who had set up the fourth, to make it 5-0.

The result was an impressive one for the Paraguayans, even if it came against an obviously outgunned USA who were never quite up for the test.