Argentina vs Colombia LIVE Football Match Score July 7/7/2021
Argentina are set to play Colombia at the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia Mane Garrincha on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Copa America. Argentina come into this game on the back of a 3-0 win over Gustavo Alfaro’s Ecuador on Saturday in the quarterfinals. Goals from Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi ensured victory for Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina.
Ecuador had Talleres centre-back Piero Hincapie sent off late in the second-half. Colombia, on the other hand, beat Oscar Tabarez’s Uruguay 0-0 (4-2 p) on Saturday in the quarterfinals. Despite the likes of James Rodriguez and Juan Cuadrado not playing for Colombia, Reinaldo Rueda’s men managed to emerge victorious on penalties.
Yerry Mina opened the scoring on the stroke of half time, and goals from Porto duo Mateus Uribe and Luis Diaz early in the second half put the game out of sight.
That broke a three-game winless run in the qualifying group for Reinaldo Rueda’s men, most recently falling to a disappointing 6-1 defeat at the hands of Ecuador.
Robert Arboleda, Angel Mena, Michael Estrada and Xavier Arreaga all found the net for the hosts before James Rodriguez’s consolation goal on the stroke of half time, and late goals from Gonzalo Plata and Pervis Estupinan capped off a poor outing last November.
As a result of their disappointing start to the qualifiers, Colombia find themselves in sixth spot in the group, although they could quickly move up as they sit level on points with fourth-placed Paraguay and fifth-placed Uruguay.
Rueda’s side will aim to build on their recent victory, as they look to qualify for their third consecutive World Cup next year, having dropped out in the round of 16 in 2018 after a defeat in a penalty shootout to England.
They take on an Argentina side who are yet to suffer a defeat in this round of qualifying, most recently drawing 1-1 with Chile at home.