Leo Messi celebrates his goal of penalti

LEO RETURNED TO BE A KEY FOR ARGENTINA

Messi's words of pride after the move to the final of Argentina

Published:7/07/2021 - 08:13h

Updated:7/07/2021 - 08:13h

Leo Messi spoke to the press after Argentina's victory against Colombia in the semifinals of the Copa América. The Argentine recognized his teammate Emi Martínez as the great hero of the duel by stopping three penalties in the shootout

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Leo Messi did not mark during the statutory time, but yes annotated his penalti in the batch and, besides, went the player that assisted to Lautaro Martínez in the only so much of Argentina in the statutory time (1-1). The '10', therefore, went back to be decisive a night more and was key so that his selection can play the final of this Glass America against the Brazil of his fellow Neymar Jr, of the that spoke after the duel.

"I know that Neymar said it because it is good Pibe, is the final that all expected", said in reference to the words of the 'crack' Brazilian, that left clear that wanted to play the final against Argentina. "We achieve the first aim. Have an archer that is a phenomenon", continued the one of Rosario, referring already to Emi Martínez, the goalkeeper of the albiceleste, that went the big hero of his team in the 'semis' front Colombia.

The guardameta of the Aston Villa stopped three launchings in the batch of penaltis and also was exultant during the crash. Messi wanted to it to him recognise in his statements to TyC Sports after confirming the Argentinian triumph. "It was hard, but deserved it. By moments did difficult because they came , but have to the 'Dibu' that it is a phenomenon. I am very happy by him, deserves it to him", affirmed.

On the other hand, centring already in the final, Leo left clear that always wanted to play against Brazil and that now in the only that think he and all his mates is in heaving the trophy against the 'canarinha'. "We are in the final the two. It goes to be the final that all expected, sure goes to be very equalised, very complicated. We achieve the first aim that was to play all the parties. Now we will try to win this final", stood out.

Emi Martínez, modest after the party

On the other hand, the protagonist of the party, Emi Martínez, also had time to speak in brief in front of the media and left to fall that his good do in the batch was question of luck. "We said it the first day, wanted to play the final. What better that play it with Brazil in his field!. We put us at the front fast but played a big party, tuvimos occasions to clear it but carried us to the penal, that is question of luck and touched me go out victorious to me", finalised.

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