THEY FACE AGAIN
Messi vs. Neymar: Who wins the battle between 'cracks'?
Published:8/07/2021 - 18:14h
Updated:8/07/2021 - 18:14h
Messi and Neymar meet again in the final of the Copa América in a duel in which they will have much to prove. For now, Messi has a lot of advantage over 'Ney'
A vs. Argentinian Brazil supposes a Classical for the football sudamericano, but in a final of the Glass America goes much more there. The two eternal rival go back to see the faces in research of revancha, by part of the 'albiceleste', after the controversy in the last edition of the tournament of selections, in 2019, when the 'Canarinha' deleted them after an arbitration that left a lot of doubts and caused that until Leo Messi complained in direct.
The true is that, in addition to the historical rivalry between both selections, this clash has a 'condiment' extra by the reecuentro between 'The Flea' and Neymar Jr, those who will star the battle in research of the goal. The Argentinian, by a lot, surpasses to 'Ney' in statistics in the present edition of the Glass America, but definitely will be a crash of titanes with a touch 'personal' to show who is the best between both.
The numbers, in his majority, smile him to Messi. Sum four goals, by the two of Neymar, as well as in assistances (5-3): the Argentinian has participated in nine of the eleven cries of goal of his selection whereas the player of the Paris Saint-Germain has done it in five of twelve so many of the 'Canarinha', although with a party less ('Ney' did not play in front of Ecuador, in the last party of the phase of groups).
Messi, besides, promedia a 'intervention' for a goal (defined by him same or through an assistance) each 60 minutes, by the 90 of his ex mate and fellow. This yes, both have been determinants so that his selections can contest the final in the Maracaná: they were, the two, those who gave the pass of goal to his mates (Lautaro Martínez and Paqueta) to carry the victory, with Argentina in batch of penaltis.
Between other statistics, find the number of finish (27 of Leo, against 22 of 'Ney'), as well as situations of danger failed (2 vs. 8). In dribblings, the 'albiceleste' also wins: 33 (5,5 by meeting) in front of the 26 of the Brazilian (5,2 by party). In passes hit are 206 (80,78% of the tried) in front of 178 (80,18%) and in duels won also Messi finds in the forward: 62 vs. 58.
In the only that wins Neymar is in the big occasions of goal created (9 to 6) and in faults received (25 to 22). Of rest, Leo Messi has showed to be very upper. And it is that in this Glass America, the Barcelona has achieved his best version to get dressed of hero of his, converting (once again) in the big leader of the 'albiceleste'.
How many times have confronted between himself?
In the final of the Glass America will be the sixth time that will cross Messi and Neymar. The Argentinian won the two first crashes between his selections, both friendly (1-0, and 4-3), but the Brazilians imposed in the last two (2-0 without at all that contest and 3-0 in Eliminatory). They confronted in a final of World-wide of Clubs, in 2011, between Barça and Santos.