Copa América 2016 : Argentina beats Panama 5-0

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Copa América 2016
Copa América 2016

CHICAGO, Jun. 10, 2016 (AMP) — Centenario : Argentina defeated Panama by a big score of 5-0 (halftime: 1-0), in a Copa América group stage game on Friday night at the Soldier Field in Chicago.

Lionel Messi scored tripple goals

Argentina dominated the first half thanks to a goal scored by defender Nicolás Otamendi in the 7th minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Argentines further widened their lead in the second period by scoring four times (Messi '68, '78, '87 and Agüero '90).

The result put the Argentine top of Group D with 6 points. Panama is third with 3 points. In their last game, Argentina will meet Bolivia at the Soldier Field on June 14, while Panama will face Chile.

Fixtures and Results : Group D

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Overview

Argentina at the Copa América

  • 14 titles (1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1991, 1993)
  • 41 participations in the qualifications (first in 1916)
  • Statistics: Champions (1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1991, 1993) Runners-up (1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1960, 1967, 2004, 2007, 2015) Third Place (1919, 1956, 1963, 1989) Fourth Place (1922, 1987)

Panama at the Copa América

  • First appearance
2016 Copa América Poster
Argentina
5:0
Panama
5:0 (1:0)
  • 10 June 2016
  • 21:30
  • Chicago

Group D

TeamPts
Argentina6
Chile3
Panama3
Bolivia0

Matches

Copa América History

Copa América History

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