Paraguay roll past Solomon Islands
Paraguay net resounding 7-0 result against Solomon Islands
Six different goal scorers join the fray
First win strengthens Albirroja's bid for last 16
Paraguay led just three minutes into their match against Solomon Islands on Thursday, setting the tone for a 7-0 triumph at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019™. La Albirroja were unselfish offensively to the tune of six different goal scorers: Junior Noguera, Matias Segovia, Diego Torres, Fernando Presentado, Fabio Barrios and Diego Duarte all tallied, with Torres nabbing a brace.
This performance from Paraguay made Monday's physical, goalless affair against Concacaf champions Mexico feel miles away. Noguera's early chip over Solomon Islands goalkeeper Davidson Malam was a harbinger of their scoring spree, and La Albirroja wore out their competition with five goals in the final 25 minutes of the game. Now boasting four points from two matches and a formidable goal differential, Paraguay have bolstered their knockout phase prospects.
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The Oceania side rarely lacked for effort or bravery, but came up against a proven defence and attackers eager to open Paraguay's account at Brazil 2019. Malam faced an insurmountable 28 shots, 13 of which hit the target. He twice used his feet to make impressive stops in one-on-one situations, once in each half. Solomon Islands remain in search of their first goal at a U-17 world finals.
Group F [[flag-ita-xs]] Italy-Paraguay [[flag-par-xs]] (Brasilia/Gama, 20:00 local time) [[flag-mex-xs]] Mexico-Solomon Islands [[flag-sol-xs]] (Vitoria/Cariacica, 20:00 local time)
Brazil 2019: Solomon Islands-Paraguay
View of the dressing room of Paraguay U-17
BRASILIA, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 31: View of the dressing room of Paraguay team prior to the FIFA U-17 Men's World Cup Brazil 2019 group F match between Solomon Islands and Paraguay at Valmir Campelo Bezerrao Stadium on October 31, 2019 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Players of Paraguay U-17 arrive
BRASILIA, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 31: Players of Paraguay arrive before the FIFA U-17 Men's World Cup Brazil 2019 group F match between Solomon Islands and Paraguay at Valmir Campelo Bezerrao Stadium on October 31, 2019 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)