Neymar’s Brazil have only conceded two goals in six Copa America matches. Experienced Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and Eder Milita are also taking turns to avoid risks. Midfielders Casemiro and Fred are in form. Isn’t it easy to dodge right back Danilo and left back Renan Lodi? The player is furious with Ain Moke’s decision to host the tournament in Brazil, but now his only goal is to beat Messi’s Argentina before the final.
In the press conference, Casemiro said, ‘The zone where Messi plays, I also play in that zone. We meet face to face many times. I can’t target a single player. This work is done as a team. We don’t just target one player.
On the other hand, Argentina has found a way to save Messi. Midfielders Rodrigo de Paul and Giovanni Lo Celso formed a circle around him. Along with this, he also managed to make good passes to Lautaro Martinez and Nico Gonzales. Messi has scored four goals and assisted in five so far in this tournament. He has already said that his dream is to win the title for Argentina. He is playing in form for the national team of Barcelona.
Last time Brazil defeated Argentina in Copa America 2019 semi-final. Neymar was out of the tournament due to injury. The frenzy over the match was such that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told Argentine President Alberto Fernandez in an online meeting, “I know what the result will be.” 5. 0.” Fernandez laughed at this
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First Published: July 10, 2021, 01:00 IST