The Copa América (CA) group stage opens with two of the CONMEBOL top-four facing off. Ranked just one place above their opponents, Argentina has lost just two of 13 prior CA H2Hs (W9, D2, L2) though each of the last two H2Hs has ended 0-0.
Without a draw in seven matches since their last encounter with Colombia (W5, L2), Argentina like to strike late. ‘La Albiceleste’ scored a winning goal after the 80th minute in each victory in that sequence, and overall, 40% of Argentina’s goals arrived in the final ten minutes.
Colombia, meanwhile, have failed to score in 496 minutes of football against Argentina. Moreover, Colombia coach Carlos Quieroz’ only prior engagement with Argentina (as Iran boss) was settled only by a 91st-minute goal in the 2014 World Cup group stage. [Read more…]