Lionel Messi blasts ‘bulls—’ refereeing after Argentina’s Copa America loss

first_img Women’s World Cup 2019: Alex Morgan sends USA into final despite Megan Rapinoe’s absence Nicolas Otamendi went down under a heavy challenge from Arthur following a corner and Aguero appeared to be brought down by Dani Alves, the latter occurring just before Firmino’s sealer.Messi felt Argentina deserved two spot-kicks, with the VAR — which has dominated headlines at the Copa America — not asking the referee to look at either incident. Related News Megan Rapinoe injury update: U.S. star (hamstring) trains day after missing World Cup semifinal An angry Lionel Messi blasted the refereeing after Argentina were denied two penalties in a Copa America semi-final loss to Brazil.Goals from Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino saw Brazil overcome Argentina 2-0 in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday. However, Argentina hit the woodwork twice through Sergio Aguero and Messi, and twice had penalty shouts turned down.center_img “There is no excuses for us, but we need to review this, analyze it and let’s hope CONMEBOL does something about it.”90 ‘FIM DO JOGO 2-0 Baixe o APP oficial da #CopaAmerica e não perca nenhum detalhe: https://t.co/mYYF6r9PXt pic.twitter.com/slMd1aCqD1— Copa América (@CopaAmerica) July 3, 2019Messi, whose wait for a first senior trophy with the national team continues, praised Argentina’s performance against Brazil.”I think we played a great game. We made a great effort and they were not superior to us,” he said. “If I have to help from somewhere, I’m going to do it. I felt very good with this group.” “They were not better than us. They found the net early and the second goal came from a penalty [to Aguero] they didn’t award,” Messi told reporters.”They [the officials] had booked a lot of bulls—, but they didn’t even check the VAR, that’s incredible. That happened all over the game. At the first glance of contact, they ruled in their [Brazil’s] favour and this kind of bulls— distracted us from the game.last_img

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