Copa America| After Martinez’s brilliance.. Argentina defeats Colombia on penalties and sets up a date with Brazil in the final
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Plus League – Argentina qualified for the Copa America final after defeating Colombia on penalties (3-2), after the regular time ended with a goal for each team in the match that brought the two teams together at dawn on Wednesday in the semi-finals of the tournament.
Thus, Argentina will play Brazil in the final match, scheduled for three in the morning next Sunday.
The first half ended with Argentina leading with a goal by Latoro Martinez in the 7th minute, and in the second half, Luis Diaz tied for Colombia in the 61st minute, to resort to penalty kicks directly as stipulated in the tournament system, and the Tango dancers decided the penalty shootout with a score of (3-2).
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The first chance of the meeting was in the 4th minute when Messi crossed a cross that Latoro Martinez headed next to the right post of Colombia goalkeeper Ospina.
In the 7th minute, Messi penetrated into the penalty area of Colombia and passed the ball to Latoro Martinez, who hit it hard to the right of Colombia goalkeeper Ospina, declaring Argentina’s lead in the result.
Colombia appeared on the offensive in the 10th minute when Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez saved a powerful shot from Juan Cuadrado.
In the 28th minute, Juan Cuadrado took a direct free kick from the edge of the penalty area, but his shot went over the crossbar.
Argentina almost scored the second goal in stoppage time in the first half, but Colombian goalkeeper Ospina shone in front of Nicolas Gonzalez’s header.
The second half began with mutual control, and in the 61st minute, Luis Diaz received a pass from Edwin Cardona and managed to separate himself from the goal and put the ball to the right of Emiliano Martinez, who scored the equalizer.
In the 81st minute, Angel Di Maria missed Argentina’s most dangerous opportunity when he hit the ball at the feet of defender Davinson Sanchez in front of the empty net, and 4 minutes later Ospina’s right post prevented Lionel Messi from hitting the net.
The two teams resorted to penalty kicks immediately after the regular time as stipulated by the tournament system, and Argentina settled it with a score of 3-2, where he scored for tango dancers Messi, Paredes and Latoro Martinez and Rodrigo de Paul missed, and scored for Colombia Cuadrado and Miguel Borja and missed Davinson Sanchez, Yri Mina and Edwin Cardona, and Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez starred in saving 3 Colombian penalties.
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