Argentina zero-2 Colombia: Lionel Messi’s aspect ‘feeling bitter’ after Copa The US defeat

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Argentina zero-2 Colombia: Lionel Messi’s aspect ‘feeling bitter’ after Copa The US defeat
Substitute Roger Martinez – who plays for Mexico’s Tigres – celebrates after scoring his aspect’s opening just

Argentina’s explain to attain a 1/three straight Copa The US supreme began with a 2-zero loss against Colombia – a first defeat to their South American rivals in 12 years.

Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata scored in the supreme 20 minutes after an Argentina aspect that contains Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero had dominated.

Messi, 31, stated the Crew B defeat left his aspect “feeling bitter”.

“We did no longer wish to initiate this form,” the five-time Ballon d’Or winner stated.

“Nonetheless now we rep now to determine out our heads and protect going.”

Argentina rep won the match 14 times – second most effective to Uruguay – nevertheless rep no longer triumphed since 1993 and misplaced the closing two finals on penalties against Chile.

Barcelona’s Messi missed his aspect’s pleasurable chance to rating in Salvador, heading a rebound vast after David Ospina had saved from Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi.

Colombia, managed by outdated skool Portugal and True Madrid head coach Carlos Quieroz, scored each of their objectives against the plug of play.

Substitute Martinez decrease in from the left and drove his effort into the tip nook in the 71st minute after being space up by James Rodriguez.

Zapata, who scored 23 objectives to support his Italian aspect Atalanta qualify for the Champions League for the indispensable time closing season, sealed the recall with a leisurely conclude-vary effort, having changed captain Radamel Falcao.

Argentina next face Paraguay, who initiate their campaign against invitees Qatar on Sunday (20:00 BST).

Uruguay make a choice on Ecuador (23:00 BST) in the outlet sport in Crew C.

In Saturday’s earlier sport, Venezuela and Peru performed out a zero-zero attract Crew A.

Peru had two objectives dominated out by VAR whereas Luis Mago became despatched off for Venezuela for a second yellow card leisurely on.

Hosts Brazil high Crew A following their three-zero recall over Bolivia.