Lionel Messi Marvels at Argentina’s Best Copa Display
Argentina mind in to the Copa America semifinals off the rear of their most polished performance yet within the tournament, based on Lionel Messi.
Gerardo Martino’s side emerged 5-4 victors from the pulsating penalty shoot-in their quarter-final tie with Colombia on Friday, Carlos Tevez netting the winning place-kick and Messi earlier effective from 12 yards.
Either South america or Paraguay now await Argentina within the last four, with Martino’s men reaching the knock-out stages with 1- wins over Jamaica and Uruguay in addition to a 2-2 draw against Paraguay.
“It had been good game within this Copa America,” was adamant Barcelona talisman Messi.
“We performed a really complete game so we produced many obvious chances. We’d to turn to penalties, but we totally deserved to win it before.”
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Messi set Argentina enroute by converting his side’s first penalty once the game finished goalless – before watching on because the drama infolded.
Five players – including Argentina duo Lucas Biglia and Marcos Rojo – missed and Messi added: “Within the penalties I figured a lot of things.
“Mainly I had been scared because we’re able to have exited your competition after missing a lot of obvious chances. Then when we began to overlook penalties I started to consider: “we’re out again”.
“We did not should suffer much. We’d a lot of obvious chances.”