Argentina beat Colombia in shootout to reach Copa America final

Argentina will face Brazil in the Copa America final after it beat Colombia 3-2 in a shootout on Tuesday following a 1-1 draw in their semi-final in Brasilia.

Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez saved from Colombia’s Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina and Edwin Cardona while Lionel Messi, Leandro Paredes and Lautaro Martinez all scored from the spot to put Argentina through to the title decider.

With no extra time in the knock-outs for this edition of South America’s top football tournament, Argentina and Colombia headed to the shoot-out after ending the normal time 1-1.

For Argentina, Sunday’s title clash against bitter rivals Brazil will be the 29th final. They last won the continental title in 1993, and lost the finals in 2004, 2007, 2015 and 2016.