Argentina’s Lionel Messi tells Yerry Mina to ‘dance now’ following shootout win

Argentina’s Lionel Messi tells Yerry Mina to ‘dance now’ following shootout win

A fired-up Lionel Messi mocked Yerry Mina, telling him to “Dance now,” as Argentina beat Colombia on penalties on Tuesday to arrange a Copa America remaining towards Brazil.

Everton defender Mina missed Colombia’s third penalty as Argentina received 3-2 following a 1-1 attract regular time in Brasilia.

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Mina is understood for dancing after scoring targets and pulled out his trademark celebration within the quarterfinal after netting within the shootout win over Uruguay.

Nonetheless, Mina’s penalty was saved by Emiliano Martinez on Tuesday, with tv footage chopping to Messi screaming “Dance now” at his former Barcelona teammate from the midway line.

With the sport performed with out followers as a result of coronavirus pandemic, the footage additionally picked up Aston Villa goalkeeper Martinez’s makes an attempt to place off Mina within the build-up to the penalty.

“Look, the ball’s not on the spot,” he informed the referee because the centre-back stepped as much as shoot.

He then shouted at Mina: “You are nervous, huh? I can inform you’re nervous. I do know the place you are going to shoot. Watch and see how I’ll eat you up. Keep in mind, I’ll eat you up.”

Luis Diaz’s second-half objective cancelled out Lautaro Martinez’s opener for Argentina and took the sport to penalties, with no extra-time within the Copa America apart from within the remaining.

Within the shootout, Martinez additionally saved from Davinson Sanchez and Edwin Cardona to assist the Albiceleste progress to Saturday’s remaining towards Brazil on the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

Lionel Messi has the prospect to win a primary main trophy with Argentina. Picture by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Pictures

“It was a troublesome recreation however we deserved to win,” Messi informed reporters after. “We needed to dig deep at occasions, however we now have [Martinez] and he is a phenomenon. I am actually completely happy for him, he deserves it.”

Messi, who’s a free agent after his Barcelona contract expired on June 30, has by no means received a significant trophy with Argentina.

He received the U20 World Cup and the Olympic Video games with the U23s, however has misplaced 4 finals with the senior facet, together with three within the Copa America.

“It is the ultimate [against Brazil] that we had been all hoping for,” Messi added. “It is going to be a really even recreation, a really robust recreation. We have achieved our essential objective, which was to succeed in the ultimate itself. Now we now have to try to win it.”

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