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Argentina vs Venezuela Live Score and Commentary

Argentina
FT
4 - 1
Venezuela
G. Higuaín 8'
G. Higuaín 28'
L. Messi 60'
E. Lamela 71'
44' L. Seijas (PM)
70' S. Rondón
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It has been great fun covering this game! Hope the Mexico vs Chile game also provides us similar entertainment. See you in a while! Ciao!
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3 of the quarterfinals are done and the last one between Chile and Mexico promises to be an absolute cracker!
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FT: Argentina 4-1 Venezuela
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Peep! Peep! Peep! Thats full time and Argentina are through to the semi-finals where they will face hosts USA
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90+1' Messi's corner evades everybody and goes behind for a goal-kick
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90' There will be 2 minutes of added time as ARG win a corner
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90' Chants of Messi! Messi! Messi! ringing in the stadium
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89' SAVE! Lamela's ball finds Aguero, but his weak shot is smothered well by Hernandez
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87' CLOSE! Agusto's low cross across the box narrowly misses both Messi and Aguero
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85' Venezuelan captain Rincon comes off to be replaced by Velasquez
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84' Argentina are calmly passing around the ball now and the only thing left to be seen is if ARG can grab another goal
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80' Ever Banega is replaced by Lucas Bigila which means that Lionel Messi will complete the full 90 minutes
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80' Argentina are not satisfied here and are looking to add more goals
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76' CLOSE! Lionel Messi's curved shot from outside the box goes narrowly wide! So close to a magical second for Messi
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74' 2 goal hero Higuain comes off to be replaced by Sergio Aguero. What a player to get off the bench!
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Argentina 4-1 Venezuela
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72' GOOOOOOOAAALLLLLL! Argentina reply almost immediately and it is Erik Lamela who grabs the goal! Lionel Messi plays in a wonderful ball and Lamela's scuffed shot takes a deflection and somehow squeezes past Hernandez into the back of the net
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Argentina 3-1 Venezuela
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70' GOOOOOOAAALLLLLLLL! Rondon scores for Venezuela with a wonderful header! A wonderful cross is sent in from the left hand side and Rondon rises highest to make grab a goal back.
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67' Argentina make their first change of the game as Gaitan comes off to be replaced by Erik Lamela
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65' Messi can become Argentina's top scorer if he grabs another goal, can he do it tonight? He definitely looks in the mood to create history
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62' Figuera goes into the book for a dreadful foul on Lionel Messi
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Argentina 3-0 Venezuela and it looks like the game is done and dusted now
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60' GOOOOOOOOAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL! Lionel Messi scores right on cue! Gaitan stole the ball and fed Lionel Messi, who made no mistake and finished clinically! He is now level with Batistuta with 54 goals for Argentina
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59' Argentina are dominating possession now, and it only looks like a matter of time before they grab their third of the night
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57' It has been a stop start second half so far but Argentina are slowly starting to exert their dominance on the game
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54' Venezuela make their first change of the game as Juan Pablo Anor comes on for Seijas
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52' Wilker Angel inexplicably goes into the book. It was actually Figuera who had fouled Lionel Messi, but the ref seems to have had a case of mistaken identity
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51' CHANCE! The corner sees Martinez rise highest, but his header goes well above the bar
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The resulting set-piece is floated in and Mascherano nods it away for a corner
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50' Free-kick for Venezuela
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48' Although the score suggests it has been comfortable for Argentina, it has been anything but that and Venezuela will be hoping they take their chances in the second half
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46' CLOSE! Messi sends a sublime through ball to Gaitan, whose cut-back narrowly evades the on rushing Higuain! Almost the perfect start for Argentina
85'
J. Velázquez
T. Rincón
80'
Y. Del Valle
J. Martínez
L. Biglia
É. Banega
80'
77'
S. Rondón
S. Agüero
G. Higuaín
74'
E. Lamela
assist: L. Messi
71'
70'
S. Rondón
assist: A. Guerra
E. Lamela
N. Gaitán
67'
63'
A. Figuera
L. Messi
assist: N. Gaitán
60'
55'
J. Añor
L. Seijas
52'
W. Ángel
44'
L. Seijas
G. Higuaín
28'
N. Gaitán
27'
G. Higuaín
assist: L. Messi
8'
4'
L. Seijas
Tournament Copa America 2015 - Quarter-finals
Stadium Gillette Stadium
Match time Sun, 19 Jun 2016, 04:30 AM
Venezuela (4-4-2)
Rafael Edgar Dudamel Ochoa (Manager)
1
S. Romero
16
M. Rojo
13
Ramiro Funes Mori
17
N. Otamendi
4
G. Mercado
19
É. Banega
14
J. Mascherano
8
A. Fernández
20
N. Gaitán
9
G. Higuaín
10
L. Messi
12
D. Hernández
20
R. Feltscher
4
O. Vizcarrondo
2
W. Ángel
21
A. González
13
L. Seijas
5
A. Figuera
8
T. Rincón
15
A. Guerra
17
J. Martínez
9
S. Rondón
Venezuela (4-4-2)
Rafael Edgar Dudamel Ochoa (Manager)
Argentina Subs
11
S. Agüero
23
M. Andújar
6
L. Biglia
15
V. Cuesta
12
N. Guzmán
5
M. Kranevitter
18
E. Lamela
22
E. Lavezzi
2
J. Maidana
21
J. Pastore
3
F. Roncaglia
Venezuela Subs
11
J. Añor
1
J. Contreras
7
Y. Del Valle
23
W. Fariñez
22
Y. Herrera
10
R. Otero
18
A. Peñaranda
16
R. Rosales
19
C. Santos
14
C. Suárez
6
J. Velázquez
3
M. Villanueva
64% POSSESSION 36%
11 SHOTS 10
6 SHOTS ON GOAL 4
10 FOULS 20
2 CORNERS 7
2 OFFSIDES 3
1 YELLOW CARDS 4
0 RED CARDS 0
3 SAVES 2
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
Group A
1 United States 3 2 0 1 3 6
2 Colombia 3 2 0 1 2 6
3 Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 -3 4
4 Paraguay 3 0 1 2 -2 1
Group B
1 Peru 3 2 1 0 2 7
2 Ecuador 3 1 2 0 4 5
3 Brazil 3 1 1 1 5 4
4 Haiti 3 0 0 3 -11 0
Group C
1 Mexico 3 2 1 0 4 7
2 Venezuela 3 2 1 0 2 7
3 Uruguay 3 1 0 2 0 3
4 Jamaica 3 0 0 3 -6 0
Group D
1 Argentina 3 3 0 0 9 9
2 Chile 3 2 0 1 2 6
3 Panama 3 1 0 2 -6 3
4 Bolivia 3 0 0 3 -5 0
Updated: Jun 19, 2016 06:34 AM | Published: Jun 19, 2016 01:27 AM