Argentina beats Venezuela 4-1 in Copa América quarters; Messi equals Argentina's scoring record
Monday, June 20, 2016
On Saturday, in the Copa América Centenario quarter-final, Argentina defeated Venezuela 4–1 with scoring a in the first half. Argentinine Lionel Messi scored his 54th international goal in the 60th minute equalling the nation's scoring record set by .
of Venezuela was booked early, in the 4th minute. With that , Seijas is to miss his next match. Higuaín opened the scoring in the 8th minute from Messi's assist. Twenty minutes later, Higuaín scored the second goal, finding an empty net. Just before half time, Argentine goalkeeper tripped and Venezuela won a penalty kick. Seijas tried a but it was saved by Romero. The first half ended 2–0.
In the 60th minute, Messi scored from's pass and equalled Gabriel Batistuta's all-time scoring record for Argentina. Ten minutes later, scored a header for Venezuela. But within a minute, scored the fourth goal for Argentina. Argentina won the match 4–1.
After the match, ((es))Spanish language: No es fácil para una Selección repetir llegar al fin de semana final en cada competencia. Y estos jugadores lo vienen haciendo desde hace dos años [...] Vamos creciendo. El equipo me llena de orgullo.said, "It is not easy for a team to repeatedly reach the final in each competition. And these players have been doing it for two years [...] We are growing. The team fills me with pride"
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|Argentina||4–1||Venezuela||, , |
| 8', 28'
|2–0 (HT)|| 70' 76' |
- Tim Hill. "Argentina 4-1 Venezuela: Copa América – as it happened" — , June 19, 2016
- "Lionel Messi equals record as Argentina thump Venezuela to set up USA clash" — , June 19, 2016
- ""Este equipo me llena de orgullo"" — , June 18, 2016 ()
- "RECAP: Messi, Higuain lead Argentina back to Copa America Semifinals with 4-1 win vs. Venezuela" — , June 18, 2016