Argentina vs. Chile in Copa America final

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is determined to make it third time lucky when Argentina play Chile in the Copa America final on Monday. Social media engagement has skyrocketed, as the tournament has seen more than 3.5 million users across all social media platforms, surpassing the 2015 Copa America in Chile.

That could all change tomorrow before a sell-out crowd of 81,000 at East Rutherford's MetLife Stadium, the home of the NFL's New York Giants, when Argentina face the Chileans in a rematch of last year's Copa America final. The win, meanwhile, advanced Argentina into Sunday's final against either Colombia or reigning champions Chile, who meet in Chicago on Wednesday.

The same happened to Lionel Messi's Argentina 25 years later in 2011, losing on penalties in the quarter-finals to a Uruguay side at the height of their powers featuring Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez and who went on to lift their record 15th title. After the USA set up its wall, Messi bent a lovely curving drive that went just over Guzan's outstretched left palm and into the upper corner.

The Colombians were trying to shake it off, but Chile would not let them. Your time has passed.

USMNT clashed with Argentina at the NRG Stadium in Houston on Tuesday in the first semis fixture and suffered an expected 0-4 thrashing in the hands of the Federation Internationale de Football Association world no. 1 national squad, ESPN reported. Of course Batigol scored 54 goals in 77 games for an impressive 0.701 goals per game average, compared to Messi's 0.491 goals per game.

"He's one of the - you could say the best player in the world", defender Geoff Cameron said. "It's a special team, Argentina".

"We are going to field our best team", Klinsmann said.

They are on a high and confident that they will do the double over their neighbours. We arrived in a very good way. What a player and what a treat it is to get to watch him play. "If you play them for the first time in five years, you look over and know where they play (for which European club) and know their jerseys, it's all mental again".

"We let them dictate the pace of the game".

"At the end of the day we were too nice [against Argentina], it took us a while to get into the game physically". "I nearly think you have more quality in this Copa America than you have with a diluted kind of 24-team version of the European championship", said the German.

The first semifinal match was between Argentina and the United States.

"There will be always a step backwards, and then we will go two more forward". "That is a part of our process". "So I told the guys, heads up and just swallow it".

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