Argentina beat Costa Rica 3-0 last night, becoming the first side to score more than two goals in a game in this tournament, and qualifying for the quarter-finals by finishing second in Group A. After the game, Lionel Messi announced that, ‘a new Copa has begun.’ In this piece for In Bed With Maradona, I examine how the team suddenly came to life, and give a quick preview of the other final group games today and tomorrow.
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