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The 2021 Copa América is in its final stages and only four teams remain in the competition as we approach the semi-finals. The dream lives on for Lionel Messi of leading his team to a major international trophy as Argentina prepares to face a tough Colombia on Tuesday, July 6.

Colombia won its only Copa América title in 2001 and has been in decline ever since, but the current squad is full of talent and confidence and capable of taking on any challenge.

The one led by Lionel Scaloni, Argentina, is slipping through the tournament so far and is the only undefeated team in the tournament alongside host Brazil. The Albiceleste They topped the group stage with three wins in four matches and carried a similar form to knockouts. They faced an unstable team from Ecuador and emerged victorious with a comfortable 3-0 victory.

A victory in this match will mean that Messi reaches his fourth Copa América final and, at 34 years old, it will be his last in all probability.

Colombia, on the other hand, has not been really convincing in their career thus far, earning only one victory in the group stage. Their quarter-final tie was a grueling 0-0 draw and turned into penalties. David Ospina saved two penalties and Colombia scored all of their own and eliminated one of the best teams in the competition, Uruguay.

Reinaldo Rueda’s team must be at their best if they want to beat Argentina in shape. The winner of this semifinal faces the winner of the match between Brazil and Peru in the final of the Copa América 2021.

TEAM NEWS

The Argentine team does not face injury problems and will be able to field the strongest team on Tuesday to reach the final and seek its 15th and Copa América record.

Lionel Scaloni prefers to line up a 4-3-3 formation with Leo Messi on the right flank or as a central attacking midfielder behind the number 9.

Argentina likely lineup: Martinez; Molina, Lisandro Martínez, Otamendi, Tagliafico; De Paul, Paredes, Rodríguez; Messi, Lautaro Martínez, Nicolás González

Colombia also faces no new injury problems and is prepared to do its best against its toughest challenge of the tournament so far. Reinaldo Rueda will need to line up a well-balanced team that can find goals when an opportunity comes and defend compactly. Juan Cuadrado’s return from a one-game suspension will be a great addition to Colombia’s prospects.

Colombia prefers a 4-4-2 formation with the Atalanta attacking pair of Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel leading the way.

Colombia’s likely lineup: Ospina; Muñoz, Mina, Sánchez, Tesillo; Cuadrado, Barrios, Cuéllar, Díaz; Muriel, Zapata

GAME CHANGERS

LIONEL MESSI

Argentina is blessed with one of the greatest players of all time, who can change any game in his day. Be it his brilliant ball skills, vision, passing, dribbling and shooting, there is no aspect of the game that Messi does not excel at. He is the tournament’s top scorer and assist provider so far with four each and Scaloni hopes to continue in this form in the next round. More than Scaloni, Messi himself would like to give his best in what could be his last attempt to win the prestigious Copa América.

He will surely pose the biggest threat to David Ospina’s goal and his former Barcelona teammate, Yerry Mina, will have to be vigilant to prevent him from scoring.

DAVID OSPINA

Colombia’s captain and quarterfinal hero David Ospina is the most trusted and most capped player on the national team. The Napoli goalkeeper is known for his athletic reflexes and positional awareness that allows him to stop anything that comes his way. He has successfully kept three clean sheets in five games so far and kept the dangerous Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani at bay in the game against Uruguay.

But his biggest challenge will be facing the calm but destructive Lionel Messi and his fierce attacking partners in Sergio Agüero and Lautaro Martínez. He will have to be in his prime to help his team reach the first Copa América final since 2001.

PREDICTION

Argentina are the obvious favorite to come into the tie with all the firepower they have at their disposal, but nothing is certain about the playoffs and the best player in 90 minutes takes it all. Colombia will want to keep its opponents quiet and wait patiently for the scoring opportunity. take advantage. However, it will be a strict task for Rueida’s men, as Lionel Messi will not be in the mood to let it go.

FootTheBall predicts a 2-0 victory for Argentina, sending them to the final.

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