Copa America: Argentina sees off Colombia in penalties, set summit clash with Brazil


Brasilia [Brazil], July 7 (ANI): Emiliano Martinezs brave performance took Argentina to the last of Copa America as Lionel Scalonis males edged past Colombia in charges here at the Estadio Nacional do Brasilia Mane Garrincha on Tuesday (regional time). The match ended 1-1 in regular time in between both the teams and they went directly to the shootout. The Aston Villa goalkeeper, Lionel Scaloni ended up being a not likely hero in the charge shootout as he conserved 3 of the 5 penalties he dealt with and arranged Argentinas ticket for the last versus Brazil.The very first half was pure backward and forward between both sides however it was Argentina who left the block first in the vital semi-final. In simply 6 minutes, Lionel Messi made his fifth help of the tournament with a pass to Lautaro Martinez, who put the ball in the very best corner past Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina.As the minutes went by, Colombia tossed bodies ahead and handled to produce some fantastic conserves from Emiliano Martinez, who had 2 vital interventions to maintain the outcome for Argentina.After an hour in the game, Colombias constant decision paid off as they leveled with Luis Diazs strike, who got the ball left wing of Argentinas box and wound up from a tight angle to beat Martinez.The semi-final then went to the charge location where Emiliano Martinez ended up being a giant as he conserved the charges of Sanchez, Mina, and Cardona for this reason, Argentina got their berth to the final.This was Argentina and Colombias third conference in the Copa America semi-final. The very first time remained in 1993 (Argentina won on charges and ended up champions) and after that in 2004 (Argentina won however lost in the last against Brazil). Argentina are yet to be beaten in this years competitors. Lionel Scalonis side completed top of their group with 3 wins and a draw versus Chile. In the quarterfinal, they won 3-0 against Ecuador to progress to the last 4. La Albiceleste have really reached the last in 4 of the last 6 editions nevertheless have in fact not lifted the trophy in practically 30 years; they will wish to put an end to that run in 2021 when they face Brazil in the epic last at Maracana. (ANI).

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