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Argentina routs US, Paraguay blanks Colombia in Copa America

29 June 2007 08:10

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AFP) - Veteran striker Hernan Crespo scored two goals as Argentina trounced the United States 4-1 in its opening 2007 Copa America tournament match on Thursday.

Crespo was the hero for the Albicelestes, scoring early on and netting the winner in the second half.

Eddie Johnson had earned and then converted a penalty within the opening 10 minutes, only for Crespo to answer for Argentina barely two minutes later.

The veteran striker then capitalized on the brilliance of Lionel Messi to secure three Group C points against the recent Gold Cup winners before Pablo Aimar and Carlos Tevez completed the rout.

It was the first defeat for US coach Bob Bradley, who has been in charge of the team since December.

A lacklustre start to the second half featured more possession football by the Argentinians, punctuated by brief bursts on the break by the Americans.

Roque Santa Cruz and Salvador Cabanas helped Paraguay to an historic 5-0 triumph over Colombia in the opening match of Group C earlier on Thursday.

Roque Santa Cruz recorded a brilliant hat-trick, while Cabanas came off the bench with five minutes to go to score twice.

Chances were few during the first half as Colombia struggled to find its rhythm and impose itself on Paraguay.

Next Monday, Paraguay will tackle the United States in Barinas, while Colombia will face giant Argentina.

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Competition
Copa America
Date
29 June 2007
Kick-off
02:50
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
4 - 1

Goals

0 - 1
9' E. Johnson (PG)
H. Crespo 11'  
1 - 1
H. Crespo 60'  
2 - 1
P. Aimar 76'  
3 - 1
C. Tévez 84'  
4 - 1

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
16 76'
11 84'
5
3
4
7
12
13
17
21
22
# Player Bookings
11
8
17
4
6
7
10
15
16
23
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