Brazil-ALSHARQIYA July 7: Argentina qualified for the Copa America final on Tuesday, defeating Colombia 3-2 on penalties after their 1-1 draw in Brasilia, to join Brazil in an awaited match on Saturday at the historic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martins was the penalty shootout star by stopping three balls, to make Argentina reach the fifth final in the last seven editions, and Lionel Messi, Leandro Paredes and Lautaro Martinez scored to qualify Argentina.
Striker Lautaro Martinez scored Argentina's first goal after seven minutes, taking advantage of Messi's pass.
But Luis Diaz equalized after an hour of play after a shot from a difficult angle. The two teams resorted to penalty kicks after the regular time.
Brazil beat Peru 1-0 in the first semi-final match on Monday evening.