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Messi and Neymar will battle by the throne sudamericano

Published:7/07/2021 - 19:55h

Updated:7/07/2021 - 19:56h

Neither Lionel Messi neither Neymar Jr has heaved the Glass America with his combined national, by what would be his première in the continental competition

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The big final of the tournament of selections more ancient of the world already has defined to his protagonists. The Argentinian of Lionel Messi will confront to the Brazil of Neymar Jr this Saturday 10 July to decide who will be the new champion of the Glass America. Definitely, a final expected by the followers of the world-wide football, that will celebrate at all less than the mythical Maracaná in the morning of Saturday to Sunday (2:00h).

A final of Glass America always desata big passions, but especially this has more charm, more magic. They are many the factors those that can throw off balance the scales, although the more resaltantes definitely are Messi and Neymar. Both combined arrive like the strongest. The local will split with the big challenge to revalidate the title of 2019, whereas the aim of Argentina is to go back to raise the trophy 28 years later, of course of the hand of Lionel Andrés.

3 finals, one put

Three have been the finals of Glass America that has reached the picture 'albiceleste' under the leadership of the 'Flea'. Messi has struggled through thick and thin to be able to give them to his compatriots the longed for title that, up to now, has been him elusive. This is his moment. To his 34 years and in front of the possibility that it was his last attempt, Leo is to a step to arrive to put it. It wants the throne, has to achieve it.

Leaders excelsos

Messi accumulates 4 goals and 5 assistances in his 6 meetings, where still has not rested. Leo has participated in 9 of the 11 targets of the combined 'albiceleste' during the championship. It is the heart and the soul of the team, and shows it in each commitment. In front of Colombia was not the exception, a planchazo of Borja left him bloodstained the right ankle. Like this, Messi followed the 90 and more.

Neymar himself Has rested. And like Leo, has not stopped to move the threads of his selection. The star of the PSG annotated a pair of so many in the two first meetings. It assisted to Paquetá in the so much that gave them the pass to the final, his third. The ex player of the FC Barcelona follows exhibiting his 'joga beautiful' with incredible dribblings. It is the angular stone of Brazil.

Almost 5 years of his last party

Incredibly, the last time that they confronted both stars in an official duel was when both shared still changing room in the Barça. It was on 11 November 2016, by the classification for the World-wide of 2018. The 'verdeamarela' arrolló to the 'albiceleste' in a party that finalised 3-0, Neymar annotated the third.

The affection and respect of both

Undoubtedly the most fervent wish of Leo is to win a title with his selection. For this will have to measure in front of the Brazil of Neymar, those who are local and split like big favourites. Messi knows the challenge that will confront and, with respect, does not leave to appoint to his fellow to show it: "Brazil with Neymar goes to be very hard. We know his potential, of what does Ney individually...". The Brazilian followed suit after surpassing to Peru: "I Want to Argentina because have a lot of friends here and want to confront them and that win Brazil".

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