Argentina Cruises Past Canada to Reach Copa America Final

Argentina booked their spot in the Copa America 2024 final with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Canada at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The reigning champions will now face Brazil in a repeat of last year’s final, hoping to defend their title.

Goals from Julian Alvarez and Lionel Messi proved to be the difference in a hard-fought encounter against a determined Canadian side. Alvarez opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, capitalizing on a defensive lapse to slot the ball past Canadian goalkeeper Milan Borjan. Messi then doubled Argentina’s lead in the 67th minute, converting a penalty after a foul on Lautaro Martinez.

The win extends Argentina’s impressive run in the tournament. They have now won all five of their matches, scoring 13 goals while conceding just once. They will be looking to build on this momentum and claim a record-extending 16th Copa America title.

Canada, on the other hand, will be disappointed to have fallen short of their first ever Copa America final appearance. Despite putting up a strong fight, they were ultimately undone by the brilliance of Messi and the clinical finishing of Alvarez. This defeat marks the end of their tournament journey, but they can take pride in their impressive performance against one of the world’s best teams.

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