Argentina progress despite Arsenal goalkeeper's heroics

Argentina are through to the last four. Credit: Reuters

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.

Argentina remain on course for a record-equalling 15th Copa America title and will play Brazil or Paraguay for a place in the July 4 final in Santiago.