Copa America: Messi singles out one Argentina player after semi-final win

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has hailed Emiliano Martinez as a “phenomenon”, after he produced three saves in the penalty shoot-out against Colombia.

Albiceleste will face Brazil in the final, after winning 3-2 in the spot kicks against Colombia on Wednesday.

Martinez earned his first international cap last month following an impressive season with Aston Villa.

The 28-year-old has now made himself a hero for his country.

“We have Emi, who is a phenomenon,” said Messi, who converted from the spot in the shootout.

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“We trusted him. We achieved the goal of being able to play all the games and now we are going to the final.”

Source by DailyPost

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