Lionel Messi helped set up five goals in Argentina's 6-1 drubbing of Paraguay during Tuesday's Copa America semifinal, but he said he's hopeful he will be the one to score vs. hosts Chile in the final on Saturday.
"I hope to God that my goals are being saved for the final," Messi told reporters after Tuesday's victory. "But in the final it doesn't matter whether the goals come from me or anyone else. We have met our first goal. We have made it to the final of a World Cup and now Copa America. We...
Peru defender Carlos Zambrano offered an apology to his country and his fans on Tuesday after Chile's 2-1 win over 10-man Peru in the semifinals of the Copa America on Monday.
Zambrano, 25, was sent off in the 20th minute after cleanly clearing the ball but landing an exaggerated studs-up follow-through into the small of Charles Aranguiz's back. The incident earned the Eintracht Frankfurt defender a straight red card and Chile's Arturo Vidal blasted the free-kick straight into the wall.