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Argentina vs Ecuador Highlights: Lionel Messi-led Albiceleste win on penalties, enter Copa semis

Argentina vs Ecuador Highlights: Lionel Messi-led Albiceleste win on penalties, enter Copa semis

Argentine captain Lionel Messi missed his penalty in the shootout but goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez's brilliance once again saved the day for the reigning champions.

Argentina vs Ecuador Live Blog: Argentina on Friday survived a scare when the reigning champions faced Ecuador at NRG Stadium in Houston on Thursday in Copa America 2024 quarterfinals. With a spot in the last four up for grabs, Argentina looked for a convincing win.

Lionel Messi led side led in the first half thanks to Lisandro Martinez’s header. However, Kevin Rodriguez’s equaliser in the 91st minute took the match to penalties. Although Messi missed his penalty, the others scored while Emiliano Martinez saved two to ensure Argentina reached the semis.

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Ecuador, finishing second in Group B, has shown resilience in the competition. Despite being on the defensive for much of their previous match, Ecuador managed to secure a spot in the knockout phase on goal difference. The Ecuadorian team played a goalless draw against Mexico and aims to deliver another strong performance in this game.

Argentina, on the other hand, finished at the top of Group A and are in excellent form. La Albiceleste defeated Peru 2-0 in their last game and will be looking for a similar result in this knockout clash. Argentina has won eight consecutive matches across all competitions, conceding only two goals during this stretch.

Argentina vs Ecuador Predicted XI

Argentina Predicted XI
E. Martinez; Molina, Romero, Li. Martinez, Tagliafico; Di Maria, De Paul, Mac Allister; Messi, La. Martinez, Alvarez

Ecuador Predicted XI
Dominguez; Preciado, Torres, Pacho, Hincapie; Franco, M. Caicedo; Yeboah, Paez, Sarmiento; Valencia

How to watch Argentina vs Ecuador Live in India?

Unfortunately Copa America 2024 does have any broadcasters in India. In fact there is no options for Live Streaming the tournament in the country. But fans, don’t worry. We here at InsideSport will bring you all the live details and in game action as when it happens throughout the tournament. So keep following InsideSport.IN for all Copa America 2024 Live Updates.

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