Argentina vs Colombia (0-2)

Colombia concentrated misery on Lionel Messi and Argentina with a 2-0 ending in their Copa America opener on Saturday.

Messi’s Argentina were trying to banish their earlier demons in pursuit of a first primary international title since 1993.

However, Argentina upstages by the Republic of Colombia; UN agency created a winning begin in type B due to Roger Martinez’s 71st-minute stunner and Duvan Zapata’s late sealer.

As Argentina ironed and probed, first-half substitute Martinez sent a thunderous strike past Franco Armani in Salvador and revolutionist created positive of the win throughout the closing stages.

Argentina came in the tournament off a 5-1 out of Central American country and with the first Copa victories in history (119) however the South American giants failed to appear as if winning against the Republic of Colombia.

Martinez – a replacement for Luis Muriel within the fourteenth minute – joined up with Radamel Falcao however his shot deflected merely wide of the post as the Republic of Colombia appeared a lot of possibilities to strike 1st.

Overall, it had been an unmemorable gap forty-five minutes, that failed to see one shot on the course from either team, with Messi subdued.

It was a lot of-of an equivalent within the last half, although Republic of Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina was finally referred to as into action when a vicious volley from Leandro Paredes approaching the hour mark.

The match did come back to life moments later once Juan Cuadrado’s tackle on Messi vulnerable to spark a disturbance as Argentina players hurried in to confront the Republic of Colombia athlete.

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Goals

71′ Colombia R. Martinez
86′ Colombia D. Zapata

Argentina Lineups

1 Franco Armani
4 Renzo Saravia
6 Germán Pezzella
17 Nicolás Otamendi
3 Nicolás Tagliafico
20 Giovani Lo Celso
18 Guido Rodríguez
5 Leandro Paredes
11 Ángel Di María
10 Lionel Messi
9 Sergio Agüero

 

Colombia Lineups

1 David Ospina
3 Stefan Medina
13 Yerry Mina
23 Davinson Sánchez
6 William Tesillo
11 Juan Cuadrado
5 Wílmar Barrios
15 Mateus Uribe
10 James Rodríguez
9 Radamel Falcao
19 Luis Muriel

Argentina – Colombia Match Statistics

Argentina

Colombia

13 Shots Total 8
6 Shots on goal 2
6 Shots off goal 3
1 Shots blocked 3
7 Shots inside box 5
6 Shots outside box 3
13 Fouls 17
5 Corners 4
1 Offsides 0
0 Saves 6
53% Possession Time 47%
473 Passes Total 404
394 Accurate Passes 333
83% Accurate Passes% 82%
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