Reigning champions Chile secured their place in the final four of the Copa America 2019 after beating Colombia in the quarter-finals.
Chile excelled Colombia in terms of performance. They even netted the ball twice during regulation time, but on both occasions, goals were ruled out by VAR.
La Roja could have won the game in normal time, thanks to a brilliant finish inside the box by Arturo Vidal after a set piece, but VAR was involved once again.
Arturo Vidal was named man of the match by Copa America for Chile’s victory over Colombia.
He had an 84% pass accuracy, 3 tackles and with 5 aerials won.
During penalties, Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz, Erick Pulgar, Eduardo Vargas scored for Chile with Alexis Sanchez scoring the winning penalty.
While Colombia’s final attempt was missed by William Tesillo after James Rodriguez, Yerry Mina, Juan Cuadrado and Edwin Cardona all scored for them from the spot.
Chile’s opponents are yet to be decided as Uruguay is only about to face Peru in the fourth quarter-finals game of the tournament.
Martinez gave Argentina a 10th minute lead with a cheeky back flick between his legs and Giovani Lo Celso insured a 2-0 quarter-final victory over Venezuela.
Messi played all 90 minutes but was extremely quiet, and this time he got some serious help from the team.
There was constant pressure on the Venezuelan backline as Argentina won a succession of corners.
Messsi and Co. have semi-final against their arch rivals Brazil.
Argentina got one just 10 minutes into the game on a corner from Messi and shot by Agüero that was brilliantly redirected into the back of the net by Lautaro Martínez
Lautaro Martinez outshined Messi and Aguero to win the man of the match against Venezuela
Lo Celso was in the right place at the right time to turn the ball into an empty net after Venezuelan keeper Farinez spilled Aguero’s strike.