Facing a Costa Rica team that was missing most of its first-team players, a desperate Argentina team were relentless in attack in Cordoba, as they staved off elimination from Copa America with a 3-0 victory.

Argentina spent a majority of the first half trying to get on the board, but simply came up short. Sergio Aguero finally scored in first-half stoppage time.

Sergio Batista's squad looked more energized in the second half, and did a better job of taking advantage of chances.

Lionel Messi, who has been overwhelmed with expectations in the tournament, wasn't able to find the back of the net but was instrumental in the Argentina attack.

Costa Rica was eliminated with the loss, but made a solid effort in the tournament given the difficult circumstances.

Here's a look at the highlights of the match: