Argentina 5-6 Uruguay (1-1 a.e.t. 4-5 PSO)

Uruguay shocked hosts Argentina 5-4 on penalties to win their Copa America quarter-final after they were locked at 1-1 after extra time.

Carlos Tevez, on as a late substitute, missed the crucial spot-kick at the Santa Fe Stadium, as the hosts crashed out to extend a trophy drought going back to 1993.


Argentina 3-0 Costa Rica

Two goals from Sergio Aguero helped Argentina ease past Costa Rica to secure their place in the Copa America quarter-finals on Monday night. The Atletico Madrid striker opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time and doubled his side’s advantage seven minutes after the interval before Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria sealed victory in the 63rd minute.

The result sent the hosts through to the last eight along with Group A winners Colombia, leaving Costa Rica having to wait to see if they will progress as one of the two best third-placed teams. Sergio Batista’s side were in need of a win in order to keep their destiny in their own hands.

Argentina 0-0 Colombia

Argentina failed to make up for their disappointing opening draw with Bolivia by being held 0-0 by Colombia, compromising their bid to reach the Copa America quarter-finals.

Once again, despite on paper having an embarrassment of riches in an attack spearheaded by Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez, La Albiceleste managed to flunk what was their first-ever competitive international in the north-eastern city of Santa Fe.

Argentina 1-1 Bolivia

Argentina, bidding to end a trophy drought going back to 1993, kicked off the 43rd Copa America with a disappointing 1-1 draw with minnows Bolivia in La Plata.

Sergio Aguero, the son-in-law of Diego Maradona, came on as a second-half substitute and promptly rescued a point after Brazil-born Edvaldo Rojas had stunned the hosts by breaking the deadlock just two minutes into the second half. The 25-year-old ghosted in to nudge home following a corner on the left, the ball running under Ever Banega’s foot on the line with keeper Sergio Romero beaten.