Copa América: Argentina makes dream semi-final clear - sports
- The Argentine side beat Copa América Venezuela 2-0.
- In the semi-final, the team around superstar Lionel Messi now meets the arch-rivals from Brazil.
The two-time World Cup champion Argentina has lived up to his role as favorite in the quarter-finals of the Copa América and has made the dream semi-final against arch-rivals Brazil perfect. The team around superstar Lionel Messi defeated surprise team Venezuela in Rio in a heated game earned 2: 0 (1: 0). In the Superclassico against hosts Brazil, Argentina can move into the final of the Copa for the third time in a row on Wednesday.
In the legendary Maracanã Stadium, where Argentina lost the World Cup final against Germany in 2014, Lautaro Martínez put Lion El Scaloni's team into the lead early on (10) with a notable Hacking goal. After the change Giovani Lo Celso (74) made after a goalkeeping error by Wuilker Faríñez for the decision in favor of the weak preliminary round performances slightly improved 14-time Copa-winner.
Venezuela held well against it for long stretches, but developed in the offensive but ultimately too little force for the second semi-final after 2011. The team to the former Hamburger Tomás Rincón could thus not to the strong performances of the draw against Brazil in the preliminary round and the Testspielfolg against Rise Argentina in March. The five-time world footballer Messi has after the semi-finals at his ninth tournament still the chance of his first title win with the Argentine national team.