Club News

Rondon goal not enough for Venezuela

19th June

Baggies striker on target for La Vinotinto

Salomon Rondon’s second goal of Copa America 2016 was not enough to secure Venezuela a place in the semi-finals.

La Vinotinto fell to a 4-1 defeat by Argentina in Massachusetts where Lionel Messi also netted to equal Gabriel Batistuta’s 54 goals for the country.

Rondon’s 70th-minute strike proved no more than a consolation with Gonzalo Higuain and Erik Lamela also on target for the 14-time competition winners.

Argentina will play hosts USA in the semi-finals on Wednesday morning, while Colombia take on Chile in the other final four clash.