Argentina are set to play Colombia at the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia Mane Garrincha on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Copa America.
Argentina come into this game on the back of a 3-0 win over Gustavo Alfaro’s Ecuador on Saturday in the quarterfinals. Goals from Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi ensured victory for Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina. Ecuador had Talleres centre-back Piero Hincapie sent off late in the second-half.
Colombia, on the other hand, beat Oscar Tabarez’s Uruguay 0-0 (4-2 p) on Saturday in the quarterfinals. Despite the likes of James Rodriguez and Juan Cuadrado not playing for Colombia, Reinaldo Rueda’s men managed to emerge victorious on penalties.
Argentina vs Colombia Head-to-Head
In 40 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Argentina hold the clear advantage. They have won 23 games, lost nine and drawn eight.
The two countries last faced each other earlier this year, with the game ending in a 2-2 draw. Early first-half goals from Atalanta centre-back Cristian Romero and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Leandro Paredes for Argentina was cancelled out by second-half goals from Atalanta striker Luis Muriel and Junior forward Miguel Borja for Colombia.
Argentina form guide at Copa America 2021: W-W-W-W-D
Colombia form guide at Copa America 2021: W-L-L-D-W
Prediction: Argentina 2-0 Colombia