Heartbreaking! Argentina completely owned USA in a gut-wrenching defeat in their semi-final Copa America game, 4-0 in Houston, Texas. Led by goals by Ezequiel Lavezzi and Lionel Messi, Argentina was able to overcome the powerful US Men’s squad. Here’s how it all went down.
What an absolutely brilliant Copa America semi-final game! Powerhouse Argentina, ranked #1 in the world, with more Copa America titles than any other country, battled it out with host country USA for an unforgettable match-up. Argentina got on the board quickly with a goal in the 3rd minute by Ezequiel Lavezzi, 31, followed by an insane penalty kick goal by the master Lionel Messi, 28. It was tough to watch for US soccer fans but a brilliant game to behold. Here’s how Argentina got the job done.
The game was a thrill a minute. Each team was giving absolute effort on every possession. The US Men’s National Team did not want to let their fans down on their home turf and the Argentinian’s were out to prove why they are considered the best in the world. The American’s were anchored by Texan Clint Dempsey, 33, who gave the team some much needed confidence and swagger to get past Ecuador in the quarters but they never faced a team like Argentina.
Then their is this guy that plays for Argentina the world calls Messi. Lionel Messi, 28, is arguably the best player to ever play the game. The guy can score from anywhere on the field and his penalty kick which put the ball in the net of the 32nd minute of the first half was a thing of beauty. The ball gently caressed the top bar as it sailed into the back of the net. Insane. Messi was entering the tournament with an back injury suffered during practice but after tonight and also after scoring a hat trick in 20 minutes coming off the bench against Panama, he proved he is feeling just fine.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of that awesome victory by Argentina? Were you let down by USA or do you think they made a valiant effort and were simply outmatched? Let us know how you feel about that epic Copa America Semi-final game!