Copa América, (known until 1975 as the South American Football Championship), is the main men’s football tournament contested among national teams from South America.
Copa America remains the oldest (still-running) international football competition, as well as the third most watched in the world🌍.
Last night was indeed a thrilling one as the soccer legend(Maradona)’s home (Argentina) played a ‘pig-skin sport’ match in Estádio Nacional de Brasília with the ambitious Columbian🇨🇴 players who strived thier hardest to qualify for the finals but couldn’t fall through.
FULLTIME(P):🇦🇷 1(3) – 1(2)🇨🇴
During the 90 mins of play, among the most notable players in the Columbian team was thier defender who tried all he could to prevent thier net from having contact with the ‘pig-skin’ even when his goalkeeper was by-passed.
The 11 columbians did all they could to make thier way into the finals and thier winger “Luis Fernando Díaz Marulanda” even went ahead to get the ball dancing into the net of the Argentines in an astonishing manner later in the second half after Messi had given an assist to “Lautaro Martínez” who struck the ball perfectly into the net of the Columbians in the first half of the game.
The match ended in a 1-1 draw and went into a penalty shootout in which Argentinian goalkeeper “Emiliano Martinez” replaced Messi as the team hero last night with 3 unimaginable penalty saves.
Argentina are now set to face the Brazilian gods in the Copa America 2021 finals.
Watch the highlights of the MATCH below: