Argentina extinguished Venezuela’s illusion as they entered the semi-finals of the Copa America Feminina

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Photo: EFE / Luis Eduardo Noriega A.

A goal by midfielder Florencia Bon Segundo qualified for the semi-finals. Women’s America’s Cup For Argentina, who beat Venezuela 1-0 on the final day of Group B to end Vinodindo’s illusion of third place in the region.

With this result, Albiceleste will advance to the final against hosts Colombia Venezuela finished second in the group behind Brazil on Sunday against Chile for fifth place in the 2023 Australia-New Zealand World Cup play-off.

The first few minutes of the game were very close, but both teams attacked and showed their desire in search of a result that would advance them to the semi-finals.

German Portanova headed the first clear in the 7th minute, in which Mariana Larroquette enabled Ponsecond with a backheel strike that went hand-in-hand with goalkeeper Nyluisa CΓ‘ceres but took a deflected shot.

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Photo: EFE / Luis Eduardo Noriega A.

La Vinodindo, however, began to have more clarity than its rival under the leadership of Daina Castellanos and Ryderlin Carrasco, a constant headache for Argentina on the left side.

However, the team led by Italian Pamela Conti struggled to gain control, although Vanina Correa made a save on a play by Castellanos.

Argentina’s response came quickly

After the break, Venezuela attacked with more precision and scored two goals in quick succession with shots from Oriana Altuve and Castellanos.

Argentina’s reply came quickly and with a Larroquet header, the goalkeeper tested Caceres, who had to stretch to keep the ball from sinking into the bottom of his goal.

In this context, the only goal of the game came in the 63rd minute on a dangerous counterattack in which the uncharacteristic Yamila RodrΓ­guez had plenty of space to run and think, after which she executed the ponsecond. Caceres is the area where resistance is overcome.

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Photo: EFE / Luis Eduardo Noriega A.

After the Albiceleste scored, Vinodinto Castellanos played their last cards at the helm but could not match the game due to goallessness and Correa’s saves.

With this, Conte’s team lost the chance to qualify for the semi-finals of the continental competition, but left a positive image for the future.

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Photo: EFE / Luis Eduardo Noriega A.

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