Argentina takes on Colombia at the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia on Tuesday as the Copa America 2021 returns to action with another crucial knock-out match. Argentina has been outstanding this year and has a significant advantage going into this match.
Colombia has experienced a number of obstacles during their Copa America campaign, but has mainly surmounted them thus far. Colombia stunned Uruguay in the quarterfinals, and they’ll have to do it again in this match.
Argentina, on the other hand, has been in terrific form and is one of just two unbeaten teams in the tournament.
Lionel Messi has had a fantastic season so far and will be looking to make an impact in this encounter.
Most goal involvements in the Copa America:— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 4, 2021
Next highest (Neymar): 4
34 years old. ✨ pic.twitter.com/Rb9SOQiXcu
Argentina vs Colombia Head-to-Head
Argentina has a strong record against Colombia, having won 23 of the 40 games played between the two nations. Colombia has nine victories over Argentina and can cause problems for their opponents in this encounter.
Last month’s meeting between the two teams finished in a 2-2 tie. On the day, Argentina blew a comfortable first-half advantage and will need to be more resilient in this match.
Argentina form guide: W-W-W-W-D
Colombia form guide: W-L-L-D-W
Argentina vs. Colombia: Key stats to know before of their Copa America 2021 match
Argentina is now on an 18-match unbeaten streak and has finally found their rhythm under Lionel Scaloni. Their previous setback came in the Copa America 2019 semi-finals to arch-rivals Brazil exactly two years ago.
Colombia has a poor recent record against Argentina, having scored only two goals in their last seven encounters with the South Americans, both of which came in a World Cup qualifier last month.
Leo Messi has now scored more goals from free kicks than any active player (58).— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 4, 2021
When he puts the ball down, you just know. 🤩 pic.twitter.com/6MPInj5pu2
Only two free kicks have been scored in this summer’s Euros and Copa America, and Lionel Messi is, naturally, the brain behind both of them. Messi is still a long way behind Juninho’s remarkable 77 goals from free kicks, but he might conceivably surpass the Brazilian set-piece wizard by the conclusion of his career.
Lionel Messi also scored his 76th international goal for Argentina against Ecuador over the weekend, putting him one goal short of Pele’s record of 77 goals. In this match, the Barcelona great has a chance to eclipse the Brazilian legend’s record.