Decisive passer for Guido Rodriguez, Lionel Messi was one of the great architects of Argentina’s victory against Uruguay (1-0) during the second day of Copa America played on the night from Friday to Saturday.
Hanging on by Chile despite a masterful free-kick from Lionel Messi on the first day of the Copa America, Argentina this time won their first victory in the competition against Uruguay (1-0) on Friday evening.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner did not score this time, but he guided his selection to capital success against the rival in this classic Rio de La Plata played in Brasilia, Brazil.
Messi guides Argentina
The captain of the Albiceleste launched his team perfectly against an Uruguayan team led in particular by the duo composed of Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez. From the 13th minute, “La Pulga” sent a love of center for Guido Rodriguez, the only scorer of the meeting. The Barca and Argentina star also stood out in the individual game, carrying danger into the opposing camp with explosive acceleration.
Opposite, the response of the Celeste was too timid despite the desire of the Argentines to leave possession to their rivals to play against them. If Edinson Cavani did try to get a penalty after contact with Guido Rodriguez, preferred to PSG player Leandro Paredes in the midfield, the referee did not flinch.
Messi: “It was important to win today”
Nothing will be scored after a fairly closed match, but Argentina provided the essentials by signing their first victory of the competition. What to delight Lionel Messi who did not fail to let it know at the final whistle.
“Come on! It was important to win today, Lionel Messi split in a message posted on social networks and accompanied by a photo with several of his partners like Angel Di Maria or Nicolas Otamendi. This will give us peace of mind for what is to come which will remain difficult. ”
If Argentina signed a good accounting operation with this victory in the clash against Uruguay, the first place in group A is not yet assured. In search of a first major title in the selection, Lionel Messi is probably playing the last Copa America of his career. It is enough to see his involvement on and off the field to understand the extent of his motivation during this competition.
History to afford a more affordable quarter-final, the partners of Lionel Messi would be well inspired to beat Paraguay for their next match on the night of Monday to Tuesday. After this defeat for its entry into the running, Uruguay no longer has the right to make mistakes and will have a lot to do on Monday night against Chile.