ARGENTINA beat Colombia on penalties in Copa America quarter final. David Ospina pulls off stunning saves to deny Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero in goalless first half. Ospina makes another superb save in second half to keep it at 0-0. Eight players booked in bad tempered game.
It took 95 minutes, 16 shots and 14 penalty kicks, but Argentina finally saw off the robust challenge of Colombia to reach the last four of the Copa America.
The pre-tournament favourites dominated this quarter-final from start to finish but had to rely on the boot of Carlos Tevez to win a dramatic penalty shoot-out in Vina del Mar.
Lucas Biglia and Marcos Rojo both had chances to win the match from 12 yards but it was left to substitute Tevez, who was celebrating a return to Boca Juniors, who kept La Albiceleste on course for their fist piece of silverware since 1993.
Colombia had goalkeeper David Ospina to thank for keeping them in the tie as Jose Pekerman’s side parked the bus during normal time.
But even he could not perform miracles in the shoot-out as Argentina set up a semi-final clash with either Brazil or Paraguay next Tuesday. – Daily Mail