Argentina seek to reach a fifth Copa America final this century when they face Colombia at Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha on Wednesday at 2am (UK time).
Argentina are unbeaten in this summer’s tournament and have lately come alive in front of goal, which cannot be said for their semi-final opponents; Los Cafeteros managed just two strikes across their previous four games coming into this game.
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Where to watch Colombia vs Argentina on TV:
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- US: Fox Sport 1 & TUDN USA
Scoreline prediction: Colombia 1-3 Argentina
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Colombia vs Argentina build-up, previous line-ups & injury news:
Having started by securing four points from their opening two fixtures, things looked promising for Colombia until they ran into Peru and Brazil, losing 2-1 against both nations. But their good work early on was enough to see them advance into the knockout phase, where they subsequently played out a closely fought quarter-final contest against Uruguay that was ultimately decided on penalties. Reinaldo Rueda’s men were flawless in scoring all four spot-kicks while their more illustrious opponents missed twice from 12 yards.
It was a near-perfect group phase from Argentina, who started this summer’s tournament with a 1-1 draw with Chile. Their following two games against Uruguay and Paraguay ended in narrow 1-0 victories before Bolivia felt their wrath on matchday four. La Albiceleste ran out 4-1 winners and they carried that momentum into their quarter-final meeting. Ecuador simply had no answer for Lionel Messi and company as they were brushed aside 3-0. Success means Argentina have now reached a sixth Copa America semi-final across the last seven editions (including this one).
- Colombia (vs Uruguay): Ospina; Muñoz, Sánchez, Mina, Tesillo; Díaz, Barrios, Cuéllar, Borré; Muriel, Zapata.
- Argentina (vs Ecuador): E. Martínez; Molina, Pezzella, Otamendi, Acuña; Paredes, Lo Celso, De Paul; Messi, L. Martínez, González.
Miguel Borja and Yimmi Chará are both pushing to be included from kick-off after coming off the bench in Colombia’s penalty win over Uruguay. Lionel Scaloni has no major injury concerns and is expected to make few changes from Argentina’s last starting lineup.
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Player to watch: Lionel Messi
It was another sensational Copa America performance by Messi, who orchestrated Argentina’s comfortable quarter-final win over Ecuador, a game that saw the six-time Ballon d’Or recipient score and register two assists. He’s not only the competition’s leading marksman on four goals but currently leads the race to be crowned assist king, having created four strikes. The 34-year-old has never won a Copa America ‘golden boot’ but has given himself a great chance of remedying that and in 10 previous meetings with Colombia, he’s bagged only three goals, though none of those efforts have come in the Copa America (four matches played).