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Argentina is going for the Copa América final against Canada. What is the record?

Argentina is going for the Copa América final against Canada. What is the record?
Argentina is going for the Copa América final against Canada. What is the record?

The Argentine national team will face Canada this Tuesday in the semifinals of the 2024 Copa América in the United Statesa rival against whom they beat each of the two teams they played throughout history and in which the Americans were not even able to score a goal.

The Canadian team, which has been experiencing great growth in recent years and which made things difficult for them in their debut in the continental competition, lost both matches against the Albiceleste team, one by 5-0 in 2010 and the other by 2-0, played in their debut in the competition, in Group A.

Those led by Lionel Scaloniwho are looking to repeat what they did in 2021 when they won their fifteenth continental tournament, are not showing their best level.

Although they made it through the group stage with a perfect score (they beat Canada 2-0, Chile 1-0 and Peru 2-0), in the quarter-finals they showed a very poor image against Ecuador and won on penalties, where the goalkeeper Emiliano “Draw” Martinez he was the hero.

The Canadians, for their part, will be looking to spring a big surprise.

Their star player is Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies, who despite playing as a defender has great potential and is always a danger in the final third of the opponent’s half.

In this America Cup They started their journey with a defeat against Argentina, but they recovered against Peru and drew 0-0 with Chile to seal their ticket to the quarter-finals.

In their last appearance, they advanced to the semis by defeating Venezuela on penalties after a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes.

The first time both teams met was on May 24, 2010, in preparation for the World Cup in South Africa.

The Argentine national team beat the Americans 5-0 at El Monumental, in front of 45 thousand people, with a double by Maxi Rodríguez and goals by Angel Di Maria, Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero.

The team that stopped Diego Armando Maradonathe then technical director of the “Albiceleste”, was made up of Sergio Romero; Nicolas Burdisso, Gabriel Heinze, Nicolas Otamendi and Jonas Gutierrez; Angel Di Maria, Javier Mascherano, Javier Pastore and Maxi Rodriguez; Gonzalo Higuain and Carlos Tevez.

Maradona preferred to preserve Lionel Messi against a rival that posed practically no risk to the national team.

The last precedent between the Argentine National Team and Canada is very recent.

It happened in the opening match of this Copa América, on June 20, and ended with a 2-0 victory for the world champions, with goals from the forwards Julian Alvarez and Lautaro Martinez.

The team that Lionel Scaloni stopped was the following: Emiliano “Dibu” Martinez; Marcos Acuna, Lisandro Martinez, Cristian Romero, Nahuel Molina; Leandro Paredes, Rodrigo de Paul, Alexis Mac Allister; Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez.

This Tuesday, Argentines and Canadians will face each other again for a place in the final of the America Cup.

Source: Ambito

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