Argentina vs Canada live updates: Lionel Messi scores as world champions reach Copa America final – The Athletic

Follow live reaction to Argentina’s comfortable 2-0 victory over Canada which sent them into the final of 2024 Copa America

Canada made a bright start to the match in New Jersey but Argentina took the lead when Julian Alvarez latched onto Rodrigo De Paul’s through-ball and confidently beat Maxime Crepeau.
Lionel Messi scored Argentina’s second shortly after the halftime break when he diverted Enzo Fernandez’s shot into the net. It was Messi’s first goal of the tournament.
Canada threatened late on but Argentina preserved their clean sheet and will be expected to defend their crown when they take to the p


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