Spurs Copa America semi-final round up

Mixed success for Spurs' players out in the States

It was a mixed semi-finals for Spurs players in the semi-finals of this years Copa America.

Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero have a second consecutive Copa America final to look forward to in Miami on Sunday night.

But it won't be against Rodrigo Bentancur and Uruguay, as Marcelo Bielsa's side lost 1-0 to Colombia in Charlotte.

Bentancur was given his first start of the tournament, as Bielsa went with his 3223 formation, with Bentancur starting as one of the advanced 8's. Sod's law, however, as Spurs' number 30 could only last 34 minutes before being withdrawn with injury. He collided with team-mate Mathias Olivera 24 minutes into the game, but after 10 minutes of trying to shake it off, he indicated to Bielsa that he had to be subbed.

Of course, there are potential repercussions for Spurs here too. Bentancur has had a nightmare 15 months with injury, and this is the last thing anyone at Spurs wanted to hear. There is also the possibility of a ban looming over his head, so things are currently looking complicated with LoLo.

In better news, Romero was once again an absolute rock at the back for Argentina. La Albiceleste beat Canada 2-0 in a repeat of the opening game and result of the tournament. Romero won all 5 of his duels, three ground and two aerial. He made a crucial last-man tackle a few minutes after Argentina had gone 2-0 up, which could have completely changed the swing of the game.

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Per SofaScore, Cuti is currently averaging the second most tackles per game at the tournament, with 5.2. He has once again been showing what a complete defender he is at this Copa America.

Romero will play in his second Copa America final this Sunday, having played 79 minutes in Argentina's 1-0 triumph over Brazil at the Maracana in 2021. Romero was coming back off of injury no less, and was even slightly rushed back because of his importance to the team, hence not completing the 90 minutes.

Lo Celso was an unused substitute on this occasion but could play a part in Sunday's final against Colombia. The Spurs midfielder is unlikely to start a second consecutive Copa America final, having started in the aforementioned victory over Brazil, but may feature off the bench, especially if the game goes to extra-time.

Bentancur's Uruguay will play Canada in the third place play-off on Saturday night, although he is very unlikely to feature. Romero and Lo Celso, as mentioned above will showdown with Colombia in Miami on Sunday night. Go well, guys!