Monday, June 29, 2015

On Friday, Argentina defeated Colombia in the third quarter- final of the 2015 Copa América ((en)) Spanish language: America Cup which was held in Estadio Sausalito stadium in Viña del Mar, Chile. Argentina defeated Colombia 5–4 on penalty shootout.

Argentina had more possession in the match. A total of eight yellow cards were shown for 35 fouls, of which six came in the first half. Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina denied Messi and Agüero’s on target shots in the first half. Only one substitution was made in the first half. The second half saw just two yellow cards.

At the end of 90 minutes, 4 minutes were added. But, no side could find the net. Since no extra time is added in quarter-finals of Copa America, penalty shoot-out was called. Colombia began the penalty shoot-out. A total of 5 penalties were missed and Tevez’s penalty kick converted into goal sealed the victory for Argentina.

Argentina is now to face the winner of Brazil v Paraguay quarter-final on June 30.

June 26, 2015
Argentina 0–0(5-4) on penalties Colombia Estadio Sausalito, Viña del MarReferee: Roberto García (Mexico)
Messi Garay Banega Lavezzi Biglia Rojo Tevez Rodríguez Falcao Cuadrado Muriel Cardona Zúñiga Murillo


GK 1 Sergio Romero
4 Pablo Zabaleta
2 Ezequiel Garay
17 Nicolás Otamendi
16 Marcos Rojo
6 Lucas Biglia
14 Javier Mascherano  34′
21 Javier Pastore 77′
10 Messi (c)  90+1′
11 Sergio Agüero 20′  73′
7 Ángel Di María 87′
18 Carlos Tevez 73′
19 Éver Banega 77′
22 Ezequiel Lavezzi 87′
Gerardo Martino
GK 1 David Ospina
18 Juan Camilo Zúñiga
2 Cristián Zapata
22 Jeison Murillo
4 Santiago Arias 37′
11 Juan Cuadrado 41′
15 Alexander Mejía 21′
16 Víctor Ibarbo 85′
10 James Rodríguez (c)  12′
19 Teófilo Gutiérrez 24′
21 Jackson Martínez 74′
8 Edwin Cardona 24′
9 Radamel Falcao 86′  74′
20 Luis Muriel 85′
José Pékerman

Man of the Match:Lionel Messi (Argentina)