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Messi scores, Argentina reaches the 2024 Copa America final

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The Argentina team has taken great strides on the journey to defend the Copa America championship. In front of more than 80,000 spectators at MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA), Lionel Messi and his teaMMAtes continued to sow sadness on their Canadian opponents.

Also with a score of 2-0, this time Argentina defeated their opponents to enter the final. Previously, in the opening match of Copa America 2024, coach Lionel Scaloni’s team won with the same score.

Julian Alvarez continues to have a good relationship with the Canadian national team’s goal net. The Man City striker opened the score in the 22nd minute. After the break between the two halves, Messi sealed the victory for the 2022 World Cup champions.

With this result, Argentina won the right to enter the final and will face the winner of the remaining semi-final between Uruguay and Colombia, taking place at 7:00 a.m. on July 11 (Hanoi time). At this year’s tournament, great rival Brazil of “La Selección” (nicknamed Argentina team) was eliminated from the quarterfinals.

Goalkeeper “Dibu” Martinez continued to have a good game.

As for Messi personally, by scoring in the match against Canada, the Argentine superstar has opened fire in 6 Copa America tournaments in his career. This is also the first goal of “El Pulga” in this year’s tournament.

In this match, the Canadian team did not play badly, they controlled the ball 48%, had 9 shots, and the expected goals ratio (xG) reached 0.68. However, the Canadian team’s finishing effort could not beat Emiliano Martinez, the goalkeeper who is in high form.

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