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Colombia 2-2 Argentina: Borja’s late header earns an important point for Los Cafeteros as spoils are shared

Borja’s late header earns an important point for Colombia as they draw 2-2 with Argentina.

The visitors led 2-0 after just eight minutes thanks to Romero’s header and Paredes’ cool finish, but Colombia came back in the second half.

Muriel slotted in a penalty after Uribe was fouled before Ospina made crucial saves to deny Messi and Martinez.

Four minutes into stoppage time at the end, Borja headed his effort down and Marchesin got a hand to it, but couldn’t stop it from crossing the line.

But after Martinez was withdrawn the home side rallied after the break – with Luis Muriel slotting away a penalty before Miguel Borja equalising with the final kick of the game.

Martinez insists he is ‘fine’ after being taken off, even if it left a ‘bitter taste’ to be substituted during a proud moment in his career – and later discovering the team had failed to secure the victory.

‘I’m better, it was a strong hit but the doctors did their job,’ he said, via the Mirror.

Argentina remain unbeaten in their qualifiers and stay second behind Brazil, but Scaloni won’t be pleased after these two draws before their Copa America opener against Chile.

As for Colombia, that point moves them above Paraguay into fifth for now.

They face Ecuador in their opening Copa America game next time out.

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