Argentina vs Canada Highlights

Argentina 2-0 Canada: Copa America 2024 key highlights as La Albiceleste gets off to a winning start

Argentina managed a 2-0 win in their Copa America 2024 opener against Canada. Julian Alvarez (49′) and Lautaro Martinez (88′) were on the scoresheet for Lionel Scaloni’s team. The defending champions start their campaign off with an impressive win.

Argentina vs Canada highlights

Miss (5′): Leandro Paredes’ effort from long-range goes a whisker over the bar.

Miss (9′): Angel Di Maria breaks through on a counter attack with Lionel Messi in support. Di Maria decides to go alone and misses.

Save (39′): Rodrigo De Paul finds Alexis Mac Allister, who forces a save with his header.

Save (43′): Emi Martinez brilliantly denies Canada’s effort on goal and Alphonso Davies fires the rebound over.

GOAL (49′): Lionel Messi’s through ball finds his way to Lautaro Martinez after deflection, who finishes it off from close range.

Save (50′): Julian Alvarez shows impressive footwork inside the box before forcing a save.

Miss (55′): Angel Di Maria’s effort from outside the box is over the bar.

MIss (65′): Lionel Messi finds himself through on goal. Despite having two bites on the cherry, he misses on both occasions.

Miss (79′): Lionel Messi through on goal again. He misses despite only having the keeper to beat.

Save (83′): Lautaro Martinez misses a sitter with only the goalkeeper to beat.

Miss (86′): Nicolas Otamendi misses from close range.

GOAL (88′): Lautaro Martinez wraps things up with a second goal.

Player of the Match:

Julian Alvarez wins Player of the Match after playing 75 minutes. He bagged a goal. Had two shots on target and completed 16 passes during the match.

Key Moment:

Julian Alvarez’s goal turned the tide in Argentina’s favor. They got breathing space and found more gaps to attack the Canadian defense.


A comfortable start for Lionel Scaloni’s team. However, Canada had their moments. While Lionel Messi didn’t get on the scoresheet, he showed moments of magic. Argentina would only get better and are serious contenders to win the Copa America, again.

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