World Cup 2010, Paraguay Vs. Japan: Nelson Valdez Denied On Paraguay's Best Chance Since First Half

A Claudio Morel run from the left of attack set-up Nelson Valdez to go in one goal for a chance that was eventually saved by Eiji Kawashima, with two subsequent chances for Lucas Barrios blocked by Japanese defenders.

Morel threaded a ball through the Japan defense that Valdez turned on, but with defender Tulio Tanaka bothering the attacker at his right shoulder, Valdez was only able to stab at the ball from twelve yards out, an attempt that was saved by the Japanese goalkeeper.

In the ensuing chaos, Barrios has two shots from around 18 yards that were blocked by Japanese players before testing Kawashima.

The match remains tied in the 101th minute, with Keisuke Honda and Edgar Barreto subsequently challenging for goals.

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