Copa America Argentina vs Colombia LIVE: Watch the Copa America semifinal match between Argentina and Colombia live on Sportstar from the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brasilia.
Welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of Argentina vs. Colombia in the Copa America semifinal at the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brasilia, Brazil.
Argentina may have taken an early lead, but Colombia repeatedly attacked Emi Martinez’s goal throughout the first half.
Argentina sat back to protect the lead at times throughout the first half, which was a violent half with several unnecessary fouls.
As the contest approaches halftime, the next 15 minutes are crucial for both managers.
Keep an eye out for the second part!!!
TWO THOUSAND THOUSAND THOUSAND THOUSAND (ARGENTINA ONE, COLOMBIA ZERO)
45+4′ SHOT- De Paul with a right-handed long-range effort. The shot isn’t even close to the goal.
45+4′ BOOKING- Cuadrado receives his first yellow card as a Colombian player.
45+3′ Cuadrado’s lobbed pass to Zapata started a lovely little bit of Colombian pressure cooking. As Zapata is ruled offside, the tension begins to fade.
45+1′ There was a stoppage in play due to a potential penalty check in Argentina’s favor by VAR. There is no penalty for completing the check.
FOUR MINUTES HAVE BEEN ADDED!!
SAVE- Argentina almost doubles their advantage against the flow of play in the 44th minute. Gonzalez found himself in the open space created by a Messi corner and took a decent shot at Ospina. It was, however, aimed directly at him.
42′ With halftime approaching, Argentina will take advantage of the opportunity to sit and contemplate its strategy for the second half.
39′ It’s been a long time since Argentina attempted a counter-offensive. The men in yellow are currently the most dangerous attackers. The Albiceleste are living on the edge.
Colombia has hit the crossbar twice in the last 30 seconds. A deflected shot first strikes the post and is deflected for a corner. Mina soars high to head the ball towards goal from the following corner. His effort is also reflected in the woodwork.
32′ A comedy of errors: Lautaro throws the ball away from Munoz, and it goes out of play. It’s a Colombia throw-in, according to the linesman. Scaloni and his men argue fiercely, and the linesman’s ruling is overturned by the referee. Throw-in by Argentina.
29′ This is shaping up to be a physical battle: Lautaro vs Mina has already established itself as a match to watch. Zapata now enters the fray with his bulldog-like style.
Cuadrado’s shot from 28′ goes over the bar. For the time being, Argentina can relax.
27′ Cuadrado scores with a free kick in a hazardous location.
32′ A farcical comedy: The ball is thrown away from Munoz by Lautaro, and it is no longer in play. According to the linesman, it’s a Colombia throw-in. Scaloni and his men debate vehemently, and the referee overturns the linesman’s decision. Argentina makes a throw-in.
29′ This is shaping up to be a physical battle: Lautaro against Mina is already a fight to watch. With his bulldog-like style, Zapata now enters the fray.
Cuadrado’s attempt from 28 yards out clears the crossbar. Argentina can take it easy for the time being.
Cuadrado scores a dangerous free kick in the 27th minute.
25′ Two Argentina players collided in the air as they attempted to head the ball from a Colombia corner. Following the collision, De Paul appears to have handled the ball well. A freekick has been awarded by the referee.
23′ At the moment, Colombia is attacking more than the 13-time champion. Martinez is the more active of the two goalkeepers.
BOOKING: Lo Celso is the first player to be booked for his clumsy challenge on Barrios in the 21st minute.
18′ It appears that the contest has finally settled following a hectic start. Colombians now bear the brunt of the responsibility. The game is currently in a fantastic state of balance.
16′ The game has been spiced up by the early goal. Both sides are playing with a high level of intensity, but there are a number of careless fouls being committed.
14′ Lautaro and Mina exchange a gaze. Argentina’s attacker believed the centre-back had fouled him. Mina wasn’t having it with his whining.
11′ The game resumes. Emi appears to be in good health. Replace the match. Colombians are hoping for a quick reaction.
9′ That was a harrowing experience. Martinez and Zapata collided, with the Argentine goalkeeper coming out on top. He is being cared for by the medical team.
8′ SAVE – Cuadrado responds nearly instantly with a powerful shot at Emi Martinez. Aston Villa’s goalkeeper makes a save.
7′ GOOAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL MESSI CREATES, LAUTARO SCORES!! TAKE THE LEAD FROM THE ALBICELESTE!! Lionel Messi is once again at the center of the action. Lo Celso tossed him a wonderful ball into the channel. He handled the ball effectively, shielded it, and rolled it to Lautaro, who blasted it past Ospina’s far post.
LIONEL MESSI!! 4′ CLOSE!! Wow!! The Argentine skipper displayed quick feet and a burst of speed to get past a couple of Colombian defenders. He then used a cross to find Lautaro’s head. Lautaro’s header was close to the goal.
3′ This is a dangerous match-up; on paper, Scaloni’s men should have the upper hand over the Colombians, but how often does football play out that way?
KICK OFF AT 1′!!
06:30 a.m.- AND WE’RE OFF!!!
W-L-L-D-W, W-L-L-D-W, W-L-L-D-W
ATTACK ON STATUS
Argentina and Colombia will meet in the Copa América semifinals for the second time. The first was in 1993 (Argentina won in a penalty shootout and took home the trophy), and the second was in 2004 (Argentina won again) (losing the final against Brazil). The last time they met in the competition was in 2019, with Colombia winning 2-0.
Colombia will attempt to reach its first Copa America final after failing to reach the competition’s six previous semifinals in neutral venues. It only made it to the final because it played at least one game at home (1975 and 2001).
Argentina has only advanced to the Copa América semifinals once in the last six years: against Brazil in 2019. (0-2). Argentina has never reached the final of the Copa América in Brazil.
In the current Copa América, Colombia has the most recoveries (306), interceptions (74) and fouls conceded (78, tied with Paraguay).
Lionel Messi has the most goals (four) and assists (four) in the Copa América 2021 than any other player. Argentina’s striker was involved in 80% of the team’s goals in the competition.
THE LINEUPS ARE HERE!!
Martinez (GK); Molina, Pezella, Otamendi, Tagliafico; De Paul, Rodriguez, Lo Celso; Messi (C), Martinez, Gonzalez; Argentina (4-3-3): Martinez (GK); Molina, Pezella, Otamendi, Tagliafico; De Paul, Rodriguez, Lo Celso; Messi (C), Martinez, Gonzalez
Armani (GK), Musso (GK), M. Quarta, Montiel, Li. Martnez, Acua, Paredes, Palacios, Di Mara, Gómez, J. Correa, Agüero. Subs: Armani (GK), Musso (GK), M. Quarta, Montiel, Montiel, Li. Martnez, Acua, Paredes, Palacios, Di Mara, Gó
Lionel Scaloni is the coach.
Colombia (4-4-2): Ospina (GK); Munoz, Mina, Sanchez, Tesillo; Diaz, Cuellar, Barrios, Borre; Zapata, Cuadrado; Ospina (GK); Ospina (GK); Ospina (GK); Ospina (GK); Ospina (GK); Ospina (GK); Ospina (GK); Ospina (
Vargas (GK), Quintana (GK), Medina, Murillo, Cuesta, Fabra, Cardona, Pérez, Perlaza, Muriel, Borja, Chará. Subs: Vargas (GK), Quintana (GK), Medina, Murillo, Cuesta, Fabra, Cardona, Pérez, Perlaza, Muriel, Borja, Chará.
Reinaldo Rueda is the coach.
Argentina will have faith in Lionel Messi to beat Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina on Tuesday at Mané Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia to reach the Copa America final for the second time.
Argentina will face Brazil in the final on Saturday if they defeat Colombia’s outstanding Ospina. On Monday, Brazil overcame Peru 1-0, and star Neymar said at a press conference that he wanted to play Argentina in the final.
Messi has been in fine form for Barcelona, scoring four goals and providing four assists in one of his best tournament performances in Argentina’s history. In a 3-0 quarterfinal victory over Ecuador, the Copa America’s leading scorer scored one goal and helped his teammates twice.
Ospina saved two penalties in the quarterfinals against Uruguay, was instrumental in the 0-0 stalemate in regulation time, and is a vital captain for a side that has only scored three goals in the tournament.
Argentina hasn’t won a major prize since the Copa America in 1993, and Messi is looking for his first. Colombia’s drought isn’t as long, but it only won the Copa America in 2001.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni praised Colombia as “a tough rival,” and was wary it will have back Juan Guillermo Cuadrado from a suspension.
Scaloni, who has guided Argentina to an 18-match unbeaten record, stated, “We aim to play the match with the same energy, the same willpower.”
Due to the fact that defender Cristian Romero is still recovering from an injury, German Pezzella is expected to start. Between Marcos Acua and Nicolás Tagliafico, he still has worries about his left-back position. In midfield, a decision must be made between Leandro Paredes and Guido Rodrguez.
Colombia coach Reinaldo Rueda remarked, “Argentina has a highly compact and mature team.” “To throw them off balance, you have to play with wit and put in a lot of effort.”
Cuadrado’s return will be crucial for Colombia. In the match against Uruguay, he was suspended.
“It’s not only him (Messi), Argentina has a lot of guys who can cause problems in any situation,” Cuadrado said. “We need not focus solely on Messi. We’ll face Argentina in the final. We’re not giving 100%, but we’re giving 200 percent.”
Rueda’s biggest concern is who will be Duván Zapata’s front-line partner: Rafael Santos Borré or Luis Muriel.