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Copa America Semi-Final: Three reasons why Argentina will beat Brazil 

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02 Jul 2019, 20:45 IST

Argentina and Brazil will lock horns in the 2019 Copa America semifinals
Argentina and Brazil will lock horns in the 2019 Copa America semifinals

Argentina will face-off against hosts Brazil in the semi-final of the Copa America tournament, in a match that has already gotten the fans really excited. The two South American giants will be looking to win the game and seal a place in the final of the tournament. Both sets of fans will be hoping that their team can deliver in this high-intensity match, though only one team can be the actual winner.

The hosts did not have a great outing in the quarter-final against Paraguay and went through on penalties, after a goalless draw in normal time. On the other hand, Messi, and co. beat their opponents Venezuela 2-0 and had a more comfortable outing.

However, Brazil has the overall advantage over its rivals in this tie, if we go through the history books and will want to make that count. Despite that, Argentina looks to be in better form and will want to make a statement, with an emphatic win.

Here are three reasons why Argentina will beat Brazil in this tie:

#3 In-form Martinez, no Higuain

Martinez is on fire right now
Martinez is on fire right now

Higuain has been at the center of criticism, coming from Argentina and Messi fans all along, though it hasn’t always been his fault that the team hasn’t really performed. He announced his retirement earlier this year and since then the team has been looking at alternatives to replace him.

The striker that they are playing in his place at present is Lautaro Martinez, who is in great form. He has scored a couple of goals in the last two games in this tournament and has really combined well with Messi and Aguero so far.

Keeping that in mind, he can be a huge asset for the team now and can help them beat the host nation in the upcoming game. He can actually help Messi win an international trophy finally!

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