• Rodrigo de Paul 40'
  • Lautaro Martínez 84'
  • Lionel Messi 90'+3'
3
Quarterfinals
Finished
ARG
ECU
KO
  • Preciado catches Gonzalez with a late challenge and goes into the book.
    Ecuador
    Yellow Card
    ECU - Ángelo Preciado
    20'
  • Franco is the man punished for a poor challenge on Lo Celso.
    Ecuador
    Yellow Card
    ECU - Alan Franco
    31'
  • GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! DE PAUL PUTS ARGENTINA IN FRONT!!! 1-0!!!!! De Paul is on the spot for the Albiceleste to hammer a strike into an empty net to hand them the lead. Messi opens up the Ecuador defence with a throughball for Gonzalez. He gets wiped out on the edge of the box by the onrushing Galindez. Messi pounces on the rebound and picks out De Paul in space at the back post. The midfielder takes a touch before hammering his strike into the net, notching his first international goal.
    Argentina
    Goal
    ARG - Rodrigo de Paul
    40'
  • Estupinan sends Messi to the deck in the final third and goes into the book.
    Ecuador
    Yellow Card
    ECU - Estupiñán
    44'
  • Otamendi goes into the book for dissent to the referee.
    Argentina
    Yellow Card
    ARG - Nicolás Otamendi
    49'
HT
  • Gonzalez brings down Plata on the charge and goes into the book for his loose challenge.
    Argentina
    Yellow Card
    ARG - Nicolás González
    66'
  • Caicedo enters the action for Ecuador to replace Franco.
    Ecuador
    Ecuador
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out16 - Alan Franco
    Substitution - In16 - Moisés Caicedo
    70'
  • Rodriguez replaces Paredes in the middle of the park for Argentina.
    Argentina
    Argentina
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out5 - Leandro Paredes
    Substitution - In18 - Guido Rodríguez
    Argentina
    Argentina
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out20 - Giovani Lo Celso
    Substitution - In11 - Ángel Di María
    71'
  • Tagliafico replaces Gonzalez to shore up the left flank for the Albiceleste.
    Argentina
    Argentina
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out15 - Nicolás González
    Substitution - In3 - Nicolás Tagliafico
    83'
  • Preciado is withdrawn for the closing stages and is replaced by Campana.
    Ecuador
    Ecuador
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out17 - Ángelo Preciado
    Substitution - In10 - Leonardo Campana
    83'
  • GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! MARTINEZ DOUBLES ARGENTINA'S LEAD!!!!! 2-0!!!! The Albiceleste are surely on their way to the last four now as Martinez hammers home a close-range strike. Hincapie loses possession on the edge of his own box as Di Maria closes down the defender. Messi pounces on the loose ball and releases Martinez in space in the penalty area. The forward takes a touch before drilling his attempt past Galindez into the back of the net.
    Argentina
    Goal
    ARG - Lautaro Martínez
    84'
  • Hincapie is sent off for denying Di Maria a goalscoring opportunity without an attempt to play the ball. The 19-year-old ends his tournament on a low note.
    Ecuador
    Red Card
    ECU - Piero Hincapié
    92'
  • GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! MESSI MAKES IT THREE!!!!! 3-0 ARGENTINA!!!!! Messi fires home from a free-kick on the edge of the box. He curls his effort away from Galindez and into the top-right corner to score his fourth goal of the tournament. Argentina are on their way to the last four.
    Argentina
    Goal
    ARG - Lionel Messi
    93'
  • Aguero comes on for the closing seconds to replace Martinez.
    Argentina
    Argentina
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out22 - Lautaro Martínez
    Substitution - In9 - Sergio Agüero
    94'
FT
Argentina
Game Stats
Ecuador
47%
Possession
53%
21
Shots
10
8
Shots (On goal)
2
6
Corners
10
2
Saves
4
16
Fouls
14

Lineups

23
Emiliano Martínez
26
Nahuel Molina
6
Germán Pezzella
19
Nicolás Otamendi
8
Marcos Acuña
7
Rodrigo de Paul
5
Leandro Paredes
20
Giovani Lo Celso
10
Lionel Messi
22
Lautaro Martínez
15
Nicolás González
Argentina
4-3-3
1
Hernán Galíndez
17
Ángelo Preciado
4
Robert Arboleda
3
Piero Hincapié
7
Estupiñán
16
Alan Franco
16
Carlos Gruezo
20
Jhegson Méndez
16
Ángel Mena
10
Enner Valencia
27
Diego Palacios
Ecuador
4-3-3

Team Stats

Argentina

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
002
ForwardsGASFCFW
93'
12403
94'
84'
10331
83'
00431
MidfieldersGASFCFW
40'
10133
71'
00001
71'
00022
SubstitutesGASFCFW
71'(Giovani Lo Celso)
00001
71'(Leandro Paredes)
00011
83'(Nicolás González)
00000
94'(Lautaro Martínez)
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--
000--

Ecuador

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
034
ForwardsGASFCFW
00512
00212
45'
00000
MidfieldersGASFCFW
00010
70'
00010
45'
00001
SubstitutesGASFCFW
45'(Diego Palacios)
00102
45'(Carlos Gruezo)
00000
70'(Alan Franco)
00110
83'(Ángelo Preciado)
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--
000--

Team Ranks

Argentina
Game Stats
Ecuador
47%
Possession
53%
21
Shots
10
8
Shots (On goal)
2
6
Corners
10
2
Saves
4
16
Fouls
14