Colombia's Duvan Zapata celebrates

Lionel Scaloni criticised the state of the pitch in Salvador after Argentina’s 2-0 loss to Colombia in their Copa America opener.

Roger Martinez’s stunner and a late Duvan Zapata goal saw Colombia to victory in the Group B clash at Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova on Saturday.

However, head coach Scaloni was unhappy with the pitch on which his side slumped to a disappointing defeat.

“I think it was a shame the condition of the pitch, considering this is just the first game here,” he told a news conference.

“I don’t want to know how this pitch would be after two or three games. This could’ve been a lot better for a first game, for these kinds of players.

“I think it is a shame.”