Star forwards Sergio Aguero and Lautaro Martinez gave Argentina a 2-0 victory over Qatar in Group B battle of Copa America 2019 at Arena do Grêmio on Sunday. Both the teams went hard on each other as it was a do or die battle for both Argentina and Qatar. Right after four minutes of the beginning in the game, Argentina’s spectacular forward player Martinez sounded the board for his team when he intercepted the pass from Qatari defender Bassam Al Rawi in front of the box. After which Qataries came under pressure and struggled even harder to grab the opener in the first half but the strong defence of Messi’s squad didn’t give any chance to opponents.
At the time of second half, it was Argentina again who broke the monotony and doubled its lead with the help of talented footballer Sergio Aguero. The star striker fired the match-winning goal just a few minutes before the final whistle. Aguero smashed the cross-shot into the bottom corner at 82nd minute and with this decisive win, Argentina progressed to the next round, keeping their hopes alive in Copa America 2019.
On the other hand, another Group B team Colombia also entered the quarter-final round after defeating lowly-ranked Paraguay with 1-0 win. This comes after the attacking midfielder Gustavo Cuellar scored a lone goal for his country to secure an important berth for his side in final-eight member round. With this successful win, Colombia topped the Group B standings with total nine points and directly paved its way towards the climax of tournament. While Group A members Peru and Group C members Uruguay also qualified for the quarters in the ongoing tournament.
Earlier in their last match against Paraguay, Lionel Messi’s squad secured the 1-1 draw at Mineirão stadium with the help of brilliant spot-kick of legendary skipper Messi at the 57th minute. The unexpected draw between both the teams left Argentina squad at the bottom of the Group Standings table along with only one point but now the La Albiceleste improved better with the remarkable win against Qatar and moved to the second position in Group B Standings along with as many as four points.
Argentina will next lock the horns with Group A members Venezuela in the exciting quarterfinals of 2019 Copa America at well-known Maracana Stadium on June 29th.