Argentina 1-1 draw with Paraguay at the Mineirao Stadium, leaving them last in its group but still in contention for a spot in the knockout stage of the competition.
Lionel Messi scored a second-half equalizer and goalkeeper Armani later saved a penalty kick, saved the team from another copa’19 defeat.
Lionel Scaloni has a major task on his hand
Argentina, whose last group-stage elimination in the Copa America was in 1983, will need a win against guest Qatar
Richard Sanchez opened the scoring for Paraguay in the 37th minute.
Messi converted a 57th-minute penalty kick awarded by video review VAR following a handball by a defender inside the area.
Otamendi put in a harsh challenge in the box and the referee immediately awarded a penalty to Paraguay.
However, Derlis Gonzalez missed from the spot and Argentina were handed a huge lifeline.