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Last Updated: Saturday, 28 August, 2004, 08:51 GMT 09:51 UK
Argentina 1-0 Paraguay
All the action as Argentina beat Paraguay in the men's Olympic football final.

90 (+3) mins: The final whistle goes, giving Argentina their first gold medal in any event for 52 years.

89 mins: Pablo Gimenez of Paraguay does well to clear a dangerous ball across his own box.

88 mins: Another booking for Paraguay, as Julio Gonzalez is yellow-carded for a sliding tackle on Roberto Ayala.

82 mins: SENDING OFF Paraguay's Diego Figueredo receives his second yellow card for deliberately using his hand as he attempted to score. Paraguay are down to nine men.

79 mins: A scare for Argentina at the back as keeper German Lux fumbles a speculative long ball - but claims at the second attempt.

75 mins: Paraguay keeper Diego Barreto does well to force Carlos Tevez wide, but the Argentine passes inside to Mauro Rosales whose shot is brilliantly cleared off the line by Carlos Gamarra.

73 mins: Paraguay prove they are still an attacking force as Argentina goalkeeper German Lux saves from close range after Diego Figueredo's shot. Moments later, Aureliano Torres is the fifth Paraguayan to be booked.

67 mins: SENDING OFF Paraguay's Emilio Martinez is shown the red card after raising his elbow into the face of Andres Alessandro.

65 mins: Diego Figueredo becomes the fourth Paraguayan in the book after a foul.

60 mins: Paraguay keper Diego Barreto is out smartly to deny Luis Gonzalez from point-blank range.

55 mins: A dipping long-range free-kick from Paraguay's Emilio Martinez drops just over the top of the Argentina goal.

54 mins: The ball comes to Argentina's Carlos Tevez, who hits a right foot shot just past the post.

50 mins: Andres Alessandro whips in a good cross from the left for Argentina, and Cristian Gonzalez heads the ball just wide.

48 mins: Substitute Kily Gonzalez becomes the first Argentina name in the referee's book.

0902 BST: The second-half begins.

45 (+1) mins: The half-time whistle blows with Argentina ahead thanks to Carlos Tevez's strike - his eighth of the competition.
Half-time: Argentina 1-0 Paraguay

45 mins: Goalscorer Carlos Tevez fires in a low shot which Paraguay keeper Diego Barreto does well to palm away.

44 mins: Another yellow card as Celso Esquivel becomes the third Paraguayan booked for a foul.

43 mins: Argentina are finishing the half strongly, and another chance goes begging as Luis Gonzalez fires over when the ball comes to him after a weak punch clear from Paraguay keeper Diego Barreto.

42 mins: Argentina's Andres Alessandro fashions a shooting chance on the edge of the box, and the ball flies narrowly wide.

41 mins: An uncertain punch from Paraguay goalkeeper Diego Barreto causes a moment of panic in the defence, but the ball is eventually cleared.

36 mins: Julio Manzur is the second Paraguayan to be booked, after a cynical foul from behind.

31 mins: Argentina's Cesar Delgado sees a dangerous-looking shot blocked.

29 mins: Paraguay's Carlos Gamarra receives a yellow card after raising his arm towards goalscorer Carlos Tevez - a foul which provokes a furious reaction from Argentina's players.

23 mins: Fredy Bareiro heads over as Paraguay mount their first meaningful attack of the match.

17 mins: GOAL Carlos Tevez gives Argentina a deserved lead, stealing in front of Paraguay keeper Diego Barreto to tap Mauro Rosales' right-wing cross in from close range.
Argentina 1-0 Paraguay

16 mins: A long-range effort from Argentina's Andres Alessandro drifts well wide.

11 mins: Luis Gonzalez has the ball in the net for Argentina, but the strike will not count after a marginal offside decision goes against him.

7 mins: Paraguayan goalkeeper Diego Barreto has to dive full length to parry a crafty chip fron Cesar Delgado.

0800 BST: The match kicks-off in front of a sparsely-populated Olympic Stadium.


Argentina: German Lux, Roberto Ayala, Fabricio Coloccini, Javier Mascherano, Gabriel Heinze, Cesar Delgado, Carlos Tevez, Cristian Gonzalez, Mauro Rosales, Andres D Alessandro, Luis Gonzalez.

Paraguay: Diego Barreto, Emilio Martinez, Julio Manzur, Carlos Gamarra, Celso Esquivel, Pablo Gimenez, Edgar Barreto, Fredy Bareiro, Diego Figueredo, Aureliano Torres, Julio Cesar Enciso.


Argentina are chasing a first gold medal in any sport for 52 years, while Paraguay will end their wait for their first-ever Olympic medal.

Argentina are heavy favourites, having won all five of their games so far without conceding a goal.

But Paraguay will hope to follow the example of surprise winners Cameroon in Sydney in 2000 by springing a shock.





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