Lionel Messi hails "valuable" win for Argentina against Paraguay

Messi pleased with Argentina win
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Lionel Messi is delighted with Argentina's 3-1 home win against Paraguay in their 2014 World Cup qualifier on Friday.

Argentina international forward Lionel Messi was pleased with side's 3-1 victory over Paraguay at home in their 2014 World Cup qualifier on Friday.

The Barcelona forward hit the frame of the Paraguay goal twice before scoring from a free kick in the 64th minute at the Mario Kempes stadium in Cordoba.

"This triumph is very valuable," said Messi. "Now we go to Peru, who are a very difficult team to play against.

"Leading the group is the least important aspect. The key is to keep gaining confidence as a group."

Argentina are currently top of the CONMEBOL standings with 13 points from six matches, just one point ahead of both Chile and Ecuador.

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