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Internationals - spot kick success for Erik's Argentina

Posted on 27 June 2015  - 08:58

Erik Lamela’s Argentina won a tense penalty shootout against Colombia to advance to the semi-finals of the Copa America in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, June 27).

Erik Lamela with Argentina Coach Gerardo MartinoErik (far right) celebrates with the Argentina squad after beating Colombia on penalties

Gerardo Martino’s men battled out a goalless draw in their quarter-final in Chile, before winning the ensuing shootout 5-4 with Carlos Tevez striking home the winning spot kick.

Attacking midfielder Erik remained an unused substitute.

Argentina will now face either Brazil or Paraguay, who meet in their quarter-final this evening, in the last four on Wednesday, July 1, kick-off 12.30am UK time.