Argentina beat Mexico, 3-0, to move into the final of the Copa America against Brazil on Sunday. Juan Roman Riquelme
and Lionel Messi
were the stars for Argentina, which improved its tally to 16 goals in five games.
Riquelme set up Gabriel Heinze
first goal in the 45th minute and scored the third goal from the penalty spot. Messi broke the game open when he spotted Mexico goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez
his line and chipped the ball into the net.
Mexico had its chances. The Tri's two youngest stars, Andres Guardado
and Nery Castillo
, both hit the woodwork. GAME SUMMARIES:
July 11 in Puerto Ordaz Argentina 3 Mexico 0.
Goals: Heinze 45, Messi 61, Riquelme pen. 66. Argentina --
Abbondanzieri, Zanetti, Ayala, G.Milito, Heinze, Mascherano, Veron (Gago, 79), Cambiasso, Riquelme (Aimar, 87), Tevez (Palacio, 79), Messi. Mexico --
Sanchez, Castro, Marquez, Magallon, Pinto, Torrado (Bravo, 46), Correa (Pineda, 83), Arce, Guardado, Castillo, Cacho (Medina, 46). Referee: