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Emi Martinez saves Lionel Messi’s blushes in Argentina’s victory over Ecuador: Copa America 2024 final score and result

Argentina vs. Ecuador: Messi Escapes Penalty Blushes in Copa America Quarterfinals

Lionel Messi’s penalty blushes were spared by hero goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, as Argentina progressed to the Copa America semifinals with a 4-2 penalty shootout win against Ecuador.

Lionel Messi’s penalty blushes were saved by Emiliano Martinez in an intense quarterfinal match between Argentina and Ecuador at the Copa America. Despite missing a crucial penalty in the shootout, Messi’s teammates stepped up to secure a 4-2 win, sending Argentina to the semifinals.

The match saw a dramatic turn of events, with both teams putting up a strong fight. Ecuador had early chances but failed to capitalize, while Argentina took the lead through Lisandro Martinez’s goal. However, Enner Valencia missed a penalty for Ecuador, keeping them behind until an injury-time equalizer by Kevin Rodriguez sent the game to a penalty shootout.

In the shootout, Messi missed his penalty with a ‘Panenka’ chip hitting the crossbar. But goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez came to the rescue, saving two penalties from Ecuador players. Nicolas Otamendi scored the winning penalty for Argentina, securing their spot in the semifinals.

The intense match showcased the resilience of both teams, with Martinez’s heroic saves ensuring Argentina’s victory. The Albiceleste will now face either Venezuela or Canada in the semifinals, continuing their quest for the Copa America title.

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