Argentina v Venezuela, 18 June 2016

Score4-1 to Argentina
RefereeRoberto Garcia
CompetitionCopa America Quarter-final
VenueGillette Stadium, Foxborough
Attendance59,183
Argentina got off to a flying start with a Higuain goal, set up by Messi who could equal Batistuta's record of 54 Argentina goals in full internationals if he scores tonight. Argentina's second goal came from a gift of a back pass intercepted by Higuain. Venezuela responded well to falling behind, fashioning a number of good chances, notably when Rondon hit the post not long before half time. After a period of sustained pressure, Venezuela were awarded a penalty a minute from the break - which Seijas dinked directly into the arms of the keeper. In the second half, Messi equaled the Argentina goal scoring record whilst Venezuela continued to show amazing spirit, getting a goal back through a Rondon header and playing a full part in a classic Copa America match.

4  Argentina

Manager: Gerardo Daniel Martino

1  Venezuela

Manager: Rafael Dudamel

Goals:

Gonzalo Higuain 8 G
Gonzalo Higuain 28 G
Lionel Messi 60 G
Erik Lamela 71 G

Goals:

Salomón Rondón 70 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Gabriel Mercado
Defender Marcos Rojo
Midfielder Ever Banega
Midfielder Augusto Fernández
Midfielder Nicolás Gaitán
Midfielder Javier Mascherano
Midfielder/Forward Lionel Messi
Forward Gonzalo Higuain

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Dani Hernandez
Defender Wilker Angel
Defender Rolf Feltscher
Defender/Midfielder Alexander Gonzalez
Midfielder Arquimedes Figuera
Midfielder Alejandro Guerra
Midfielder Tomás Rincón
Midfielder Luis Seijas
Forward Josef Martinez

Substitutions:

Erik Lamela for Nicolás Gaitán 67
Sergio Agüero for Gonzalo Higuain 74
Lucas Biglia for Ever Banega 80

Substitutions:

Juanpi for Luis Seijas 55
Yonathan Del Valle for Josef Martinez 80
Jose Velazquez for Tomás Rincón 85

Cards:

Nicolás Gaitán 27 Y

Cards:

Luis Seijas 4 Y
Wilker Angel 52 Y
Arquimedes Figuera 63 Y
Salomón Rondón 77 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Mariano Andujar
Goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman
Defender Victor Cuesta
Midfielder Lucas Biglia
Midfielder Matías Kranevitter
Midfielder Erik Lamela
Midfielder Javier Pastore
Forward Sergio Agüero

On the bench:

Goalkeeper José Contreras
Goalkeeper Wuilker Farinez
Defender Roberto Rosales
Defender Mikel Villanueva
Defender/Midfielder Jose Velazquez
Midfielder Yangel Herrera
Midfielder Juanpi
Midfielder Carlos Suarez