Kuala Lumpur Post


Argentina beat Colombia in shootout to reach Copa America final

Brasilia – Argentina will face Brazil in the Copa America final after they beat Colombia 3-2 in a shootout today following a 1-1 draw in their semi-final in Brasilia, reported AFP.

Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez saved from Colombia’s Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina and Edwin Cardona while Lionel Messi, Leandro Paredes and Lautaro Martinez all scored from the spot to put Argentina through to the title decider.

Argentina had taken the lead after six minutes through Martinez but Luis Diaz equalised for Colombia after the hour.

Argentina will face hosts Brazil in Saturday’s final at the Maracana after the reigning champions beat Peru 1-0 in Monday’s first semi-final.

Tags: , , , ,