For the first time since 2007, South American titans Brazil and Argentina will meet in the Copa América final, with the latter’s dramatic penalty-kick triumph (3–2, thanks to Emi Martínez’s three saves in the shootout) over Colombia in Tuesday’s semifinal following 1–1 draw.
it’s now Superclásico rivals against one another and friends turn opponents Neymar and Lionel Messi in the final of the copa america, with both knowing what a title would mean in the legacy conversation.
The final will be held at the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro may not have the atmosphere a South American championship deserves due to coronavirus protocols, but it will serve as a grand setting for the two teams, their leading men and supporting casts.
Earlier before the match Neymar said he wants to meet Argentina in the finals and he already has them. Let’s see what’s is going to happen on Saturday.
They haven’t met in a final in 14 years, Argentina and Brazil have locked horns on the Copa América stage since, and recently. Argentina’s last loss, period, came two years ago, to Brazil, in Copa América. The 2–0 semifinal defeat gave way to a third-place finish and kicked off a 19-match unbeaten run that leads into Saturday’s final.
Argentina (14) will become the joint-most successful side with Uruguay (15) if they beat Brazil. While Neymar’s Brazil are chasing their 10th title. They are the defending champions.