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Argentina secured a spot in the Copa America finals with a 2-0 win over Canada. Lionel Messi broke his goal drought, scoring alongside Julian Alvarez. The team's solid defense and strategic play under manager Lionel Scaloni ensured their victory and advancement to the finals.
Argentina secured their place in the Copa America finals with a commanding 2-0 victory over Canada at MetLife Stadium. Lionel Messi broke his goal drought in the tournament, while Julian Alvarez also found the net, ensuring Argentina's smooth passage to the final.

The defending champions put in a composed performance, effectively managing the game and restricting Canada's opportunities.

The match started with Messi narrowly missing an early chance from outside the box. Alvarez opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, finishing confidently after a well-placed pass from Rodrigo De Paul. Messi had another opportunity before half-time but missed the target after skillfully maneuvering past two defenders.

In the second half, Messi made no mistake, deflecting Enzo Fernandez's shot into the net to double Argentina's lead in the 51st minute.

Canada managed to create some dangerous moments but were hindered by the loss of Alphonso Davies to an ankle injury with 20 minutes remaining.

Argentina continued to threaten on the counter-attack while maintaining control of the game. Their defense, led by Emiliano Martinez and supported by solid performances from the backline, kept Canada's attacks at bay.

In midfield, Rodrigo De Paul played a crucial role, assisting Alvarez's goal and handling the gritty tasks in the center of the park. Alexis Mac Allister and Enzo Fernandez added stability and creativity, with Fernandez particularly standing out by assisting Messi's goal.

Up front, Messi and Alvarez led the charge, with Messi’s goal capping a well-rounded performance. Angel Di Maria also played a significant part, pushing forward and almost assisting a goal with a sublime pass.

Scaloni’s choice to start Alvarez over Lautaro Martinez proved effective, guiding Argentina to their third consecutive major tournament final.