A self-proclaimed Lionel Messi supporter and former Barcelona teammate Neymar had stated that ‘friendship would be on the line’ when Brazil tackle Argentina in the Copa America 2021 closing. Two of the best footballers of contemporary instances – Lionel Messi and Neymar – had loved numerous success on the membership stage however had not tasted worldwide glory and this match was all of the extra vital for them and their legacy.
Unfortunately, Neymar and Brazil ended up on the shedding aspect due to a aim from Angel Di Maria. While Neymar nonetheless has time to win a world title, this might have been 34-year-old Messi’s final shot at it. Messi received it and now he’s being touted because the Greatest of All Time (GOAT).
After the loss, Neymar looked heartbroken and while he was walking away in disgust and sorrow, Argentina was celebrating the win. But on seeing Neymar dejected, Messi walked as much as him, hugged him and tried to console him gave main friendship targets.
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!LO LINDO DEL FUTBOL! Emotivo abrazo entre Messi y Neymar !IDOLOS!
— Copa America (@CopaAmerica) July 11, 2021
Messi and Neymar picked as ‘Best Players’ of event
Messi and Neymar have been picked as the 2 finest gamers of the Copa America simply earlier than they met in the ultimate. “It is not possible to choose only one (best) player because this tournament has two of them,” CONMEBOL stated in an announcement.
Messi dished up 4 targets and 5 assists in six matches whereas Neymar delivered two targets and three assists in 5 video games.
CONMEBOL’s technical examine group added that the gamers had a constructive influence on their groups and have been “the reflection of the South American DNA in every match they played” in the Copa.
The examine group included Colombia’s Francisco Maturana and Carlos Restrepo; Uruguay’s Daniel Bañales and Gerardo Pelusso; Argentina’s Sergio Batista and Nery Pumpido and Brazil’s Oswaldo de Oliveira.
Argentina captain Messi has up to now performed his finest event with the nationwide crew since his debut in 2005. He can be snug because the chief on the pitch, in distinction with the shy Messi of previous tournaments.