Firmino and Jesus broke the hearts of Messi and Co to reach the final. Interestingly Brazil has won all Copa America tournaments which were hosted by them.
The first goal was scored by Jesus in the 19th minute, from Firmino’s sliding pass which is a thing of beauty.
The second goal came after a brilliant run on the counter by Jesus, beating the challenge of Otamendi to surge into the left inside channel and picked Firmino in space. Firmino was left with a simple finish to double his side’s lead in the 71st minute.
That means both Roberto Firmino and Gabriel Jesus both had one goal and one assist each.
In another major incident, Marquinhos looked like he pulled his hamstring and was substituted by Joao Miranda.
They hosted the tournament on four previous occasions. They will now face the winners of tomorrows game between Chile and Peru at Maracanã Stadium on July 7th.
Messi Knock Out stage goals in international tournaments:
2007: 2 (Perú and México)
2016: 2 (Venezuela and US)
Total: 4 goals Playing for 2 times World Champions and 14 times South American champions ARGENTINA.
Messi’s record with Argentina at major tournaments
2006 World Cup: quarterfinals
2007 Copa America: runner-up
2010 World Cup: quarterfinals
2011 Copa America quarterfinals
2014 World Cup: runner-up
2015 Copa America: runner-up
2016 Copa America: runner-up
2018 World Cup: Round-of-16
2019 Copa America: Semi-final
Messi’s record against Brazil
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