Colombia’s Martinez and Zapata stun Messi’s Argentina at Copa

Colombia were in danger of losing their heads and Cuadrado was quickly withdrawn by Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz.

Argentina were by now well on top and Ospina made a smart low save to deny Otamendi’s header, before Messi headed the rebound wide.

But against the run of play, Colombia struck a hammer blow to Argentina and Messi’s Copa hopes.

James spread a delightful crossfield ball out to Martinez, who cut in from the left wing and thumped a stunning right footed shot into the far corner.

And four minutes from time, Martinez found overlapping full-back Jefferson Lerma, another substitute, and his left-wing cross was stab home from close in by Zapata.

Argentina created several chances but most fell harmlessly into Ospina’s arms.

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