The Copa America 2021 semifinals are over as Argentina knocked out Colombia to get into the grand final of the tournament, where they'll clash with Brazil. After finishing tied 1-1 in regular time, La Albiceleste won 3-2 on penalties. Check out here the highlights and goals of the game.
Argentina have begun the game aggressively and put themselves in front early. Lionel Messi set up Lautaro Martínez for the opening goal of the match and it seemed like Lionel Scaloni's men were heading to a comfortable win, but in the second half Colombia bounced back with a smart move from a set-piece.
Luis Díaz capitalized on that chance and put things level to threaten Argentina's hopes and force the penalties. In the shootout, however, Emiliano Martínez was the hero as he came up clutch to help Argentina sealing a place in the Copa America 2021 Final.
Argentina vs Colombia: Match Preview
The battle for the Conmebol Copa America 2021 trophy is reaching its crucial stages, as Argentina and Colombia face off today at the Estadio Mané Garrincha in Brasilia for a place in the grand final to keep their title hopes alive. Lionel Messi will try to lead his national team to a new final, while the Colombian side knows it will have a tough challenge against one of the title favorites. Here, you'll find everything there is to know about this match, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch it in the US.
La Albiceleste have secured a semi-final spot by putting three past Ecuador and are getting close to a long-awaited continental success. However, Lionel Scaloni's side still has work to do and it will be under pressure to get past the upcoming opponents.
Los Cafeteros have fought hard to reach this stage as they've done a poor group phase and then knocked out Uruguay on penalties. Reinaldo Rueda's men have plenty of things to improve but they are only one game away from advancing to the Copa America's biggest match. Will they upset Argentina's aspirations?
Argentina vs Colombia: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Time: 9 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Mané Garrincha, Brasilia
Argentina vs Colombia: Time by State in the US
ET: 9 PM
CT: 8 PM
MT: 7 PM
PT: 6 PM
Argentina vs Colombia: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Argentina have taken care of business so far, winning every game they've played in Copa America 2021 after dropping two points in their debut against Chile. With Lionel Messi in great form and a team that seeks success, La Albiceleste head to the semifinals full of hope.
On the other hand, Colombia haven't reached this round in such a great fashion, as they have failed to win after Matchday 1. Last Saturday, they beat Uruguay in the penalty shoot-out after finishing goalless in regular time. Their group stage results weren't encouraging either, but Rueda's boys are still alive and in contention for the Copa America 2021 trophy.
This will be the 15th meeting between these two sides in Copa America. Argentina have the edge in the all-time series with seven victories, while Colombia hold three triumphs, and they've tied four times. This will be the third Copa America semi-final clash between them, with La Albiceleste winning the previous two.
Argentina vs Colombia: Copa America 2021 Top Scorers
Lionel Messi found the net four times in Copa America 2021, being Argentina and the tournament's leading goalscorer. Meanwhile, Colombia have been doing poorly in attack as only Edwin Cardona and Luis Díaz have each scored once so far.
How to watch or live stream Argentina vs Colombia in the US
The game to be played between Argentina and Colombia at Estadio Mané Garrincha in Brasilia for the Copa America 2021 semifinals will be broadcast in the US by TUDN.com, FOX Sports App, TUDN USA, Fox Sports 1, TUDN App, Univision, Foxsports.com, and Univision NOW.
Argentina vs Colombia: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US have already revealed their predictions for this game and they see La Albiceleste as strong favorites. FanDuel has given Argentina odds of -140, while Colombia have +420, and a tie would result in a +220 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.