No Messi, no problem as Argentina down Peru at Copa America

MIAMI: Argentina shrugged off Lionel Messi’s injury-related absence and maintained its perfect start in the Copa America tournament on Saturday, beating Peru 2-0 in Miami. Lautaro Martinez scored twice at Hard Rock Stadium to seal a win that sent Argentina through to the quarter-finals as winners of Group A. Messi sidelined after complaining of pain in his right hamstring and coach Lionel Scaloni serving a one-match suspension, Argentina made nine changes to its starting lineup at Hard Rock Stadium.

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