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Argentina won the 2019 Copa America third place match on the day Lionel Messi received a red card

Argentina won the 2019 Copa America third place match on the day Lionel Messi received a red card

Argentina struggled to beat Chile 2-1 in the match with a total of 10 cards. Notably, two direct red cards were awarded to Lionel Messi and Gary Medel.

Encountering predestined opponents owing to Argentina football, Chile actively pushed the team to play pressing after the opening whistle. Reinaldo Rueda's team continued to make drastic passes in the midfield to prevent opponents from attacking.

However, this style of play does not help Chile preserve the net. Taking advantage of opponents' negligence, Messi made a quick free-kick for Aguero to break down the offside trap and score the score.

Only 10 minutes later, the score was raised to 2-0 for Argentina. Chilean defense players continued to expose the void, giving Paulo Dybala a chance to take a shot to beat the goalkeeper Arias.

2 goals lost in a few minutes that made the Chilean player unable to stay calm. The former champion of Copa America repeatedly made mistakes and the match was interrupted.

In the 38th minute, Lionel Messi and Gary Medel clashed after an insatiable challenge. The main referee draws a red card directly to disqualify the two-team player. The first half closed with the advantage of two goals facing Argentina.

Chile pushed up the attacking squad in the second half and had a goal in the 58th minute. VAR brought 11m to "La Roja" and Arturo Vidal made no mistake to defeat goalkeeper Armani.

The two teams play retaliate in the next minute. Argentina has many opportunities to finish off the opponent but Dybala, Sergio Aguero missed the pity. Chile held more balls and repeatedly made crosses from the wings but was not effective.

The referee has a hard day of operation when there are a total of 10 cards for players and two teams. The match on Corinthians closed with a 2-1 victory over Argentina. Albicelestes closed 2019 Copa America with the third place in the final.

Argentina won the 2019 Copa America third place match on the day Lionel Messi received a red card