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Argentina beat Canada in the opening match

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Argentina beat Canada in the opening match

The curtain rises on the 48th edition of Copa America, the traditional football tournament in the United States. Last season’s champion of the Copa America. Argentina had that influence in the field game against Canada in the opening match of the current season. Hurmuhu keeps the opponent’s defense busy with the attack. However, Canada’s defense could not be broken in the first half. However, Lionel Scaloni’s team left the field with a great victory against a relatively easy opponent with the aim of winning the second title in a row. The reigning Copa champions beat Canada, ranked 48th in the FIFA rankings, 2-0. Julian Alvarez and Lautaro Martinez scored two goals.

The match starts on Friday (June 21) at 6 am Bangladesh time at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Despite starting well against Canada, Messi’s Argentina did not see a goal. The first half of the match ended in a goalless draw. Canada fought evenly in the first half. They took seven shots equal to Argentina. Although the world champions were ahead in ball position.

But Argentina went ahead at the beginning of the second half. In the 49th minute, Julian Alvarez rattled the net with a right-footed shot after receiving the ball in the six-yard box from an assist by Alexis McAllister. Argentina leads by 1-0.

On the contrary, Messi failed to score even after getting the opponent’s goalkeeper and a defender in the 65th minute. His shot bounced off a defender’s leg. Canada also had a chance to score after Messi missed the chance. But Jonathan David’s shot just missed the target. In the 79th minute, Messi got a chance to score again, but this time the Miami star hit the ball out of the goalkeeper alone.

In the 88th minute, he put the team ahead by 2-0 with a great finish from Messi’s cross between the legs of the goalkeeper. In the end, Argentina won the match and left the field.

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