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The Tijuana man was happy to hold Sergio Batista's team to a stalemate after a frenetic 90 minutes, while coach Gomez was also pleased with a point

Colombia forward Dayro Moreno was delighted by the effort that his side showed in the 0-0 draw with Copa America hosts Argentina, praising the maturity of the young team in staying firm against their more illustrious opposition.

Hernan Dario Gomez's outfit put in a stellar defensive effort to squeeze out the rich attacking talent of Argentina, and could have taken all three points were it not for golden chances spurned by Adrian Ramos and Moreno himself.

Facing the press seconds after the final whistle, the Tijuana man saluted the fight and intensity of his team-mates in a match that was expected to be a tough test for the Colombians.

"We knew it would be hard. Argentina are one of the best teams in the world," the forward stated to reporters.

"Colombia, however, are always prepared to take matches on as if they're finals, just like the coach tells us to."

The vast majority of the squad for 2011 are aged 25 and under, but Moreno was thrilled with the composure and maturity shown in matching the home team throughout the 90 minutes.

"Organisation is vital for us when we play, we have experience despite the fact that we are young. We demonstrated great organisation and were able to get the result," he explained.

Coach Hernan Gomez also praised his men, in a press conference attended by

"It was a very tight game, dynamic and exciting. Colombia kept their order well, and from there always tried to attack on the break," he explained, before singling out Carlos Sanchez, entrusted to mark Lionel Messi, for special attention.

"Sanchez did a fine job, he was loyal. Messi couldn't complain or protest. Sanchez was a star."

Colombia stay at the top of Group B with four points, and will confirm their passage into the quarter-final as leaders if they beat Bolivia in their final group game on July 10.

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