Argentina has reached the final of Copa America 2020. Messi got another chance to win at least one international trophy. They will face Brazil in the final. Brazil beat Peru to qualify for the finals with a scoreline of 1-0.
In 90 minutes of play, the scoreline was 1-1 for both teams. After that, Argentina has won the match as a tie-breaker with a scoreline of 3-2. All credit goes to Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. He saved 3 shots of Colombian players.
In the first 10 minutes, Argentina was dominating the game as always. In that time Ospina made a crucial save in the first 5 minutes. 7th minute of the match and De Paul gave a straight pass to Messi inside the box. Messi shields the ball and played a pass to Lautaro Martinez and he finished brilliantly. Ospina had nothing to do this time.
Just after that Argentina also got a corner. From that, ahead of Nicola Gonzales was denied by Ospina brilliantly.
After 10 minutes of the game, slowly Colombia is coming back in the game. Like another American team, they started to foul to keep the ball out of danger. That time Emiliano also saved a brilliant 1:1.
Also, Colombia missed a couple of chances that time. After the first half, Colombia started pressuring at its best. Also, at 60 minutes they got the equalizer. L.diaz had scored for them with a brilliant run from his own.
In the end time, Messi got two free-kicks from danger position but couldn’t convert them. Also, the best drama was yet to come.
Story of Penalty Shootout:
As we know Messi’s Argentina does not have a great record in tie-breaker. Every Argentina fan was tensed that time. The first shot was taken from a Colombian player. That time, Martinez had chosen the right side but couldn’t stop that.
On the other side, Messi also scored as he came first from Argentina. After that, Martinez brilliantly saved the penalty of Colombia by diving on his right.
De Paul came from Argentina but he also missed the chance to give the lead to his team. His shot gets over from the post.
After that Martinez gave the best save of the match. He saved the penalty shot of y. Mina from Colombia. Also, parades scored from Argentina.
Next, Colombia and Argentina both scored their respective penalties. In the last one, Martinez saved another by diving on his right.
Argentina reached the final for the 3rd time. Let’s see what will happen this time.