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In a thrilling match, Canada beats Venezuela on penalties and faces Argentina in the semifinals

In a thrilling match, Canada beats Venezuela on penalties and faces Argentina in the semifinals

The Canadian team prevails on penalties and will face the defending champions in a match that earns them a place in the Copa América final

Venezuela and Canada met this Friday (4) in a duel for the quarter-finals of the Copa América. After a thrilling 1-1 draw, with a great goal by Rondón for Venezuela, while Shaffelburg scored for Canada. The match thus ended on penalties and the Canadian team emerged victorious by winning the alternative kicks by 3-2.

Venezuelan midfielder No. 13 Jose Andres Martinez (L) attempts a bicycle kick as Canadian forward No. 10 Jonathan David looks on during the quarterfinal soccer match of the 2024 Conmebol Copa America tournament between Venezuela and Canada at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on July 5, 2024. (JUAN MABROMATA/AFP via Getty Images)

Canada’s rival in the semifinals will be Argentina. On Thursday, the Hermanos eliminated Ecuador on penalties. The duel will take place this Tuesday, at 9:00 p.m. (Brasilia time), at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Electrifying first half

Canada started better, trying to attack. Shaffelburg had already complained about a tackle in the area for which the referee had not awarded a penalty. At ten, defender Bombito saved twice, a sure goal for the Canadians. But at 12′ there was no escape: Jonathan David’s cross found Shaffelburg well positioned. The attacker played with no escape for goalkeeper Romo. Canada 1 to 0. The first half thus ended with a partial victory for the Canadian team.

Rondón’s great goal leaves the score level

In the second half, Venezuela recovered better and was rewarded with a great goal by Rondón, who took advantage of the advanced goalkeeper and scored almost from midfield. 1 to 1. The game continued, however, with wasted opportunities on both sides, but with Rondón and his teammates slightly superior. In the end, Canada pressed without too much danger on Romo’s goal. Thus, in regulation time, the game ended 1-1.

On penalties

To Venezuela: Rondón, Rincón, Cadiz; Herrera and Savarino hit the post and Crepreau saves Ángel’s shot

In Canada: Jonathan David, Bombito, Davies and Kone scored for Canada; Millar shot over goal and Romo received Eustáquio’s shot


Copa America 2024 – Quarterfinals

Date: 7/5/2024

Local: AT&T Stadium, Arlington (United States)

VENEZUELA: Roman; Aramburu, Ferraresi, Osório (Ángel, 46’/2nd T) and Navarro; Herrera, José Martínez (Rincón, 46’/2nd Q) and Casseres (Cádiz, 14’/2nd Q); Bello (Lacava, 38’/2nd Q), Soteldo (Savirino, 38’/2nd Q) and Rondón. Technician: Fernando the Baptist.

CANADA: crepe; Johnston, Bombito, Cornelius and Alphonso Davies; Osorio (Kone, 35’/2nd Q), Eustáquio, Laryea (Ali Ahmed, 26’/2nd Q) Jonathan David and Shaffelburg (Millar, 16’/2nd Q); The RIN. Technician: Jesse Marshall.

Goals: Shaffelburg, 12’/1st Q (0-1); Rondon, 18’/2nd Q (1-1)

Referee: Wilton Pereira Sampaio (BRA)

Auxiliaries:Bruno Pires (BRA) and Bruno Boschilia (BRA)

VAR: Rodolpho Toski (BRA)

Yellow cards: Schaffelburg, Cornelius (CAN); Aramburu (VEN)

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Source: Terra

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