Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Argentina beats Colombia, loses Crespo for tournament
by Paul Kennedy, July 3rd, 2007 7AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  argentina, copa america

MOST COMMENTED

For the second straight game, Argentina brushed aside the minor inconvenience of falling behind on a early goal and recovered to score four goals.

Against the USA, the Argentines conceded a penalty kick by Eddie Johnson in the 9th minute yet prevailed, 4-1. Against Colombia on Monday night in Maracaibo, a clever back heel by Edixon Perea put the Argentines in a hole in the 10th minute, but they again recovered to win, 4-2, and join Paraguay and Mexico in the quarterfinals.

Argentina learned from its lesson against the USA and wasn't slow to react against the Colombians. Juan Roman Riquelme scored two goals, and Hernan Crespo added his third goal in two games to give Argentina a 3-1 lead at the half. Diego Milito added a late insurance goal after Colombia pulled one back through Jaime Castrillon.

There was bad news for Argentina, however, as it lost Crespo for the rest of the tournament. He pulled a muscle when he took the penalty on Argentina's tying goal in the 20th minute and was immediately replaced by Milito.

COPA AMERICA RESULT:
GROUP C
July 2 in Maracaibo
Argentina 4 Colombia 2. Goals: Crespo pen. 20, Riquelme 34, 45, D.Milito 90; Perea 10, Castrillon 73.
Argentina -- Abbondanzieri, Zanetti, Ayala, G.Milito, Heinze, Mascherano, Cambiasso, Veron (Gonzalez, 80), Riquelme, Messi (Tevez, 84), Crespo (D.Milito, 21).
Colombia -- Calero, Vallejo, Cordoba, L.A. Perea, Arizala, Vargas, Viafara (Castrillon, 62), Banguero, Ferreira (Torres, 76), Rodallega, E.Perea (Chitiva, 67).
Red card: Colombia -- Fabian Vargas 90.
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil).
Att.:
42,000.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Real Salt Lake jumps back into third place    
[MLS: Wednesday] By beating Chivas USA, 2-0, in its regular-season finale, Real Salt Lake not only ...
Cristiano Ronaldo closes in Raul's record    
[UCL: Week 3] Defending champion Real Madrid showed just how much work Liverpool has ahead of ...
D.C. United clinches No. 1 seed for quarterfinals    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Wednesday's results in the Concacaf Champions League -- the Montreal Impact's 1-1 tie ...
Orlando City SC launches Web site    
[ONLINE WATCH] As one of two MLS expansion teams that will start play next March, Orlando ...
IMG obtains MLS and U.S. Soccer global rights    
[SOCCER BUSINESS] IMG has signed an eight-year agreement with MLS and U.S. Soccer to market and ...
USA headed to London to face Colombia in November    
[DATEBOOK] The USA will play its first ever neutral match in England on Nov. 14 when ...
What They're Saying: Don Garber    
"Somehow this turned into a personal Klinsmann vs. Garber debate and I have seen some of ...
Keith Olbermann skewers Colorado Rapids president     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Rapids president Tim Hinchey made Keith Olbermann's the "World's Worst Person ...
Real Salt Lake angling for highest possible finish    
[MLS: Week 33] The concept of a "bogey" team -- a foe that no matter how ...
Portland Timbers exit after stunning defeat in Honduras    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The Portland Timbers exited the Concacaf Champions League Tuesday when they suffered their ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives