7 months No favorite in Argentina-Brazil Copa semi, says Messi MB |Sports
By Agence France-Presse Lionel Messi said Argentina would take on hosts Brazil on an equal footing in the Copa America semi-finals after beating Venezuela 2-0 on Friday. Lautaro Martinez and Giovani Lo Celso scored the goals that gave improving Argentina a quarter-final success at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium. Lionel Messi has been far from his best at the Copa America but Argentina are improving as they progress through the tournament (AFP Photo/Mauro PIMENTEL / MANILA BULLETIN) It was the Argentines’ best performance yet in a tournament they began with 2-0 defeat to Colombia followed by a 1-1 draw with ... more