Argentina's Messi and Colombia's Perea battle for the ball during their match in the first round of the Copa America soccer tournament in Santa Fe.

Host nation Argentina's Copa America campaign is yet to spark after a 0-0 draw against Colombia in the Group A clash.

The draw left Argentina second in the table, with just two points behind leaders Colombia who have four.

Although Sergio Batista's men did the majority of work, Colombia had the better chances with Dayro Moreno and Gustavo Ramos guilty of missing easy chances.

Moreno's cross found Ramos in front of goal, but the strikers shanked his shot over from just yards out. Moreno's miss was more shocking. It came after a defensive mix-up when Gabriel Milito's woeful backpass ended up at Ramos' feet. He managed to round the keeper although Nicolas Burdisso offset him with a tackle. The ball fell to Moreno who was just eight yards out, with an open goal glaring in front of him. His sidefoot, however, went into the side-netting.

Argentina did have their chances as Ezequiel Lavezzi saw Luis Martinez deny his effort after Lionel Messi's had put him through. After the break, Carlos Tevez dragged his shot wide, while Pablo Armero also came close.

However, the game ended goalless in a result which leaves Colombia with a two point lead at the top of the table. Argentina's campaign is yet to spark and if they'll hope to get back on tract in their next match against Costa Rica.