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Copa America: Alvarez, Martinez score as Argentina defeat Canada 2-0 in group A opener

The Copa América 2024 kicked off on Thursday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, United States of America.

captain Lionel Messi led defending champions, Argentina  took down Canada, 2-0 early Thursday morning to kick start the tournament.

Julián Álvarez had Maxime Crépeau beat but couldn’t get enough off of the ball on his strike. Argentina and Canada go into the half scoreless.

However, Julián Álvarez gave Argentina a 1-0 lead just three minutes into the second half of the encounter.

Messi found Lautaro Martínez who beautifully knocked the ball into the back of the net to give Argentina its second goal of the night and all three points.

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