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Video: Lionel Messi 'wanted to die' after David Ospina's miracle double-save

Published 27/06/2015 | 14:53

Colombia's goalie David Ospina blocks a header from Argentina's Lionel Messi (10) as Colombia's Juan Zuniga (18) and Cristian Zapata looks on
Colombia's goalie David Ospina blocks a header from Argentina's Lionel Messi (10) as Colombia's Juan Zuniga (18) and Cristian Zapata looks on

David Ospina was in terrific form for Colombia last night and showed Arsenal what they would be missing if they replace him with Chelsea's Petr Cech.

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He produced an amazing double-save to deny Argentina a goal and Messi's reaction after the match was priceless. The Argentina skipper said he "wanted to die" when Ospina made the save.

Substitute Carlos Tevez scored the decisive spot kick as Argentina earned a penalty shootout victory over Colombia in Vina del Mar to seal their place in the Copa America semi-finals.

Argentina have found goals hard to come by during the tournament and they contrived to miss chance after chance in a goalless encounter at the Estadio Sausalito, while David Ospina was in particularly fine form in Colombia's goal.

The Arsenal keeper's heroics and Argentina's profligacy meant the match was decided by penalty shootout and, after Colombia and Argentina missed three and two successive penalties respectively, Tevez held his nerve to convert his and send the Albiceleste through.

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