The Copa America 2021 final is getting closer. However, first Argentina and Colombia will clash today to win a spot in the decisive match. Both teams are looking confident and when they clash, they always give a show.
Argentina is coming to the semifinals after beating Ecuador with style. Lionel Scaloni’s boys suffered a little bit at some moments of the match, but thanks to an inspired Messi, they ended up scoring three goals to reach their fourth consecutive semifinal in the tournament.
Colombia, on the other hand, didn’t have it easy with Uruguay. Los Cafeteros stood tall against La Celeste, but neither team could score. So they went to the penalties, and David Ospina saved two kicks to get his team to the semifinals.
Argentina’s confirmed starting XI
Argentina had their best so far against Ecuador. However, the team improved with the entry of Angel Di María and Guido Rodríguez in the second half. So, Scaloni will start the Betis player against Colombia but the PSG star will remain on the bench.
Nicolás Tagliafico will be the left-back after speculation regarding him or Marcos Acuña starting this match. This will be Argentina’s lineup: Emiliano Martínez; Nahuel Molina, Germán Pezzella, Nicolás Otamendi, Nicolás Tagliafico; Rodrigo De Paul, Guido Rodríguez, Giovani Lo Celso; Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martínez, Nicolás González.
Colombia’s confirmed lineup
Reinaldo Rueda will recover one of his best players, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado. The midfielder is no longer suspended, after he couldn’t play against Uruguay due to receiving two yellow cards in the group stage.
So, Colombia’s lineup for this match will be: David Ospina; David Muñoz, Yerry Mina, Davinson Sánchez, William Tesillo; Juan Cuadrado, Wilmar Barrios, Gustavo Cuéllar, Luis Díaz; Rafael Santos Borré, Duván Zapata.