Copa America 2024: Argentina, Colombia to clash in final

Colombia, who finished their Copa Americ semi-final with 10 men, will face Argentina in the final.

Jefferson Lerma settled what was a tense game with a first-half header.

Lerma thumped home from the center of the box to give his side a 39th-minute lead.

James Rodgriguez provided the assist, his sixth of the tournament, and Colombia was rolling.

The celebration of that goal was short-lived, however. In first-half stoppage time, Daniel Munoz was sent off with a second yellow card for an elbow, leaving Colombia short-handed for the entire second half.

Yet, despite all of Uruguay’s efforts, they could never break down Colombia, who held strong throughout the second 45. The final 20 minutes were all Uruguay, but, aside from a Luis Suarez shot that caromed off the post, Colombia prevented their opponents from taking advantage of their extra man.

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