Messi relieved as Argentina see off Qatar for Copa America Q/finals
Lautaro Martinez and Sergio Aguero scored as Argentina cleared the Qatari obstacle to qualify for the Copa America quarter-finals.
Argentina captained by Lionel Messi came second in Group B with four points, behind Colombia that lashed them 3-0 in the first game of the tournament.
Colombia topped the group with nine points, winning all their three matches against Argentina, Paraguay and Qatar.
Martinez scored in the 4th minute and Sergio Aguero’s late second gave Argentina a 2-0 win over Qatar.
Already-qualified Colombia beat Paraguay 1-0 in the other Group B match to secure a place in the last eight for both Peru, who finished third in Group A, and Uruguay, currently second in Group C.