Argentina progress to Copa America quarterfinals, defeat Chile 1-0 with late Lautaro Martinez goal | Football News

Argentina’s thrilling 1-0 victory over Chile in the Copa America quarterfinals was sealed with an 88th-minute goal by Lautaro Martínez. The goal came after a chaotic scramble in front of the net, providing a dramatic finish to a match that saw Lionel Messi and his teammates dominate throughout.

Key Fact:
– Lautaro Martínez’s goal was his 26th for the national team, showcasing his prowess as a top striker.

After a corner kick from Messi and a series of rebounds, Martínez calmly slotted the ball into the roof of the net, securing Argentina’s place in the quarterfinals with a game to spare. The victory was well-deserved, as Argentina outshot Chile 22-3 and controlled the game from start to finish.

Notable Points:
– Messi’s skill and creativity were on full display as he mesmerized the sellout crowd with his trademark dribbling and playmaking abilities.
– Argentina’s goalkeeper, Emiliano Martínez, made crucial saves to preserve the clean sheet and secure the win.
– The match took place at MetLife Stadium, the same venue where Chile defeated Argentina in the 2016 Copa America final on penalty kicks.

Looking ahead, Argentina leads Group A with six points, setting up an exciting finish to the first round against Peru. With Messi leading the way, Argentina’s fans can expect more thrilling performances as they continue their quest for Copa America glory.

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