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Copa America Rewind: Argentina, Uruguay move into knockout stage

We take another look at the Atlético Madrid players featuring for their national teams in the Copa America group stage.

Brazil v Colombia: Group B - Copa America Brazil 2021 Photo by MB Media/Getty Images

The final two matchdays (four and five) of the Copa America have concluded, and now it’s time for the nerve-wracking knockout rounds.

All the Rojiblancos players called up for their respective national teams have progressed to the knockout stages, contributing to their teams’ success on both sides of the ball

Now, it’s time we get a more detailed look at how Atlético Madrid’s players are performing:


Renan Lodi assists equalizer as Brazil completes comeback against Colombia

Lodi was credited with the assist for Roberto Firmino’s goal, as he swung in a superb cross that the Liverpool forward nodded in for the equaliser.

The left back came off the bench in the 62nd minute, replacing the booked Alex Sandro and making an impact after 15 minutes.

Brazil again scored very, very deep in stoppage time as Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro headed home — thus winning the match for the Brazilians.

Suárez and Giménez start as Uruguay dispatch of Bolivia

Jose Giménez played the full 90 minutes and managed to keep a clean sheet. He won six duels out of an attempted eight, conceded two fouls, won three headers and made four recoveries. He played quite well against the Bolivians.

Bolivia v Uruguay: Group A - Copa America Brazil 2021
Luis Suarez of Uruguay competes for the ball with Leonel Justiniano ,Adrian Jusino and Jairo Quinteros of Bolivia ,during the match between Bolivia and Uruguay
Photo by MB Media/Getty Images

Luis Suárez was subbed off in the 88th minute, his performance not quite the best. He missed one big chance and managed to deliver two key passes and notch three shots on target, but he couldn’t get on the scoresheet as Uruguay eventually won 2-0.

Lucas Torreira didn’t get any minutes.


Lodi starts but hobbles off injured against Ecuador

The 23-year-old lasted 49 minutes before Danilo entered in his place. Lodi took a blow to the back in the first half and could not continue much beyond it. He was the most accurate passer (98 percent) on the pitch among players who received at least 45 minutes. He won five duels and made three clearances.

While Lodi’s status for the rest of the Copa America is up in the air, Felipe Monteiro will miss the rest of the tournament due to an injury.

Uruguay convert from the spot, but Suárez isn’t taking the penalties

Uruguay v Paraguay: Group A - Copa America Brazil 2021 Photo by Miguel Schincariol/Getty Images

Luis Suárez came on as a substitute in the 68th minute as Uruguay edged past neighbours Paraguay to finish second in the group. Earlier in the match, Paraguay conceded a 21st minute penalty — but seeing as Suárez was on the bench, Edinson Cavani took and converted it for the game’s only goal.

Giménez played the full 90 minutes once more, and one-upped himself following the clean sheet against Bolivia — Paraguay didn’t even have a shot on target in the match.

Torreira made a cameo appearance of about 15 minutes but didn’t make much of an impact in the game.

Ángel Correa plays a part as Argentina cruise past Bolivia

Correa played at forward for 64 minutes in Argentina’s thumping 4-1 win against Bolivia. He managed two shots on target but neither went in, and he also made three accurate long balls along with a key pass.

Rojiblancos players who can feature in the Copa America quarterfinals

Luis Suárez (Uruguay)

José María Giménez (Uruguay)

Lucas Torreira (Uruguay)

Ángel Correa (Argentina)

Renan Lodi (Brazil)


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