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Argentina Advance to Copa America Semi-Finals After Defeating Ecuador by Penalties


Fri 05 Jul 2024 | 09:54 PM
Rana Atef

On Friday, Argentina hard passed through the Copa America's semi-finals after defeating Ecuador by penalties 4-2.

Lionel Messi missed scoring the first penalty for Argentina Ecuador.

Messi said after the game: “I was pretty upset,” he adding:, “but at the same time I was secure.”

Argentina's goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez was one of the Tango Dancers saviours for the night as he saved Argentina’s bid for a second straight Copa America title.

Martínez stopped shootout attempts by Ángel Mena and Alan Minda, so Argentina advanced to the Copa America semifinals with a 4-2 victory on penalty after a 1-1 draw.

Messi said about Martinez: “We know what Dibu is capable of, that he really thrives on those moments. He really enjoys them."