Brazil is through to the 2019 Copa America final after beating rival Argentina 2-0 on Tuesday in the semifinals with a convincing display against their uninspired rivals. In an intense match that was back and forth and saw Argentina hit the post and the crossbar, it was a goal from Gabriel Jesus in the first half that was the winner. Assisted by Roberto Firmino with a low ball in the box, the Manchester City man finished past Franco Armani with class, as Argentina couldn’t find the net. Here’s the winning goal:
Gabriel Jesus then returned the favor in the second half, setting Firmino up for the second on the counter attack to put it out of reach. It was a quality display from Brazil and a poor one from Argentina, as Messi still looks for his first senior title with the national team.
Brazil still hasn’t conceded at the tournament, recording five straight shutouts, with Alisson coming up big on a Messi free kick in the second half that was headed for the upper corner.
Brazil last won the Copa America in 2007. Argentina’s last senior title was in 1993.
Chile and Peru will play on Wednesday for the other spot in the final, and you can see the game on fuboTV (Try for free).
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