Copa America: Sergio Aguero helps Argentina beat Qatar 2-0 to reach quarter-finals

Lionel Messi struggled to persuade proceedings after scoring a penalty in opposition to Paraguay in Argentina’s last sport

Sergio Aguero sealed an unconvincing Argentina facet’s passage into the quarter-finals of the Copa America as they noticed off Qatar in Porto Alegre.

Aguero’s late exact-foot pressure from 15 yards sealed a 2-0 rob after Lautaro Martinez netted within the third minute.

Bassam Al-Rawi, whose misplaced circulation had allowed Martinez to attain, hit the put up for Qatar, who are eliminated.

Lionel Scaloni’s facet form second in Neighborhood B within the support of Colombia, and will face Venezuela within the last eight.

Meanwhile, crew winners Colombia’s 1-0 rob over third-positioned Paraguay ensured Argentina’s development.

A 2-0 defeat by Colombia and a 1-1 design with Paraguay had intended that Argentina needed to beat the crew’s backside facet Qatar to a retain faraway from a humiliating crew-stage exit from the competitors.

Then again, it turned into far from a cheerful evening for the 2-time World Cup winners in opposition to the 2022 World Cup hosts, who are ranked fifty fifth within the enviornment – no topic making the correct launch, with 21-twelve months-former Inter Milan forward Martinez scoring so early.

Manchester Metropolis forward Aguero and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who produced an underwhelming efficiency, each ignored remarkable alternatives whereas Qatar threatened on the counter-****** till Aguero’s late intervention.

Argentina now face Venezuela in their quarter-final on Friday, 28 June on the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

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