No comeback for Colombia
Monday 2 July 2007 Venezuela
Argentina 4-2 Colombia
After a heavy defeat in their first match Colombia came close to achieving a result against favourites Argentina but ended up losing 4-2 with a goal in stoppage time.
Crespo almost opened the scoring for Argentina when his header came off the underside of the crossbar in the 7th minute, but Argentina went behind 3 minutes later when Perea helped in a shot after a well worked free-kick. Ten minutes later a collition in the box resulted in a penalty for Argentina which Crespo scored emphatically, injuring himself in the process. Riquelme squeezed the ball past the keeper with a header in the 34th minute and added to his tally with a well placed free-kick on the stroke of half time to give Argentina breathing space in the second half. Castrillon got above the Argentinian defence to meet a corner-kick and give Colombia hope with a firm header in the 73rd minute, and Javier Arizala came close to equalizing for Colombia in the 85th minute beating the keeper with a clever lob but saw his effort bounce off the crossbar. Shortly after Vargas was shown a straight red for a challenge from behind in injury time, a shot from Milito was deflected over the Colombian keeper to seal the win for Argentina.