Lionel Messi sends Neymar warning to teammates ahead of Copa América final. Lionel Messi, the captain of Argentina, has issued a warning to his teammates about Neymar Jr before the Copa América final. After a tense penalty shootout against Colombia, last night, Messi and his teammates advanced to the final.
Lauturo Martinez gave Argentina the lead in the game, but an equalizer from Luis Diaz prompted extra time and, ultimately, penalties. Argentina advanced to the final of the competition thanks to three penalty saves from Emiliano Martinez, giving Messi the chance to win a major prize with his country for the first time.
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But the hosts, Brazil, and Messi’s former Barcelona teammate Neymar Jr. stand in the way of La Albiceleste.
And, before the final between the two South American heavyweights on Sunday, Messi has sent a warning to his teammates about Neymar’s menace. Lionel Messi sends Neymar warning to teammates ahead of Copa América final
- “Brazil, with Neymar, will be very difficult,” he stated, as quoted by Sport.
- “We know his potential and what he can do on his own.”
On Sunday morning, at 1 a.m. UK time (2 a.m. Spanish time), the final will be held at Maracana. Lionel Messi sends Neymar warning to teammates ahead of Copa América final. The Euro 2020 final, which will be played on Sunday evening between Italy and the winner of the England-Denmark match, will follow that game.
Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr are very good friends off the pitch. They spent 4 glorious years at Barcelona, the duo destroyed every team they faced. Now they will face each other first time after Neymar left Blaugrana in 2017 for a world record 222 million move to PSG. Lionel Messi sends Neymar warning to teammates ahead of Copa América final