Emiliano Martinez; The Hero In Argentina’s Penalty Victory

Argentina booked a place in the final of the Copa America after Emiliano Martinez became the countries hero in the penalty victory. Argentina who took an early lead in the first half through Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez were held back in the second half after Luiz Diaz equalised for the Colombians.

Messi and Argentina will be hoping for luck to shine on them this time around in the Copa America final as they book their place but they have to worry about Brazil. Brazil has always won the Copa America whenever they host it and this year as they are in the final, they will be looking to keep this record running.

Martinez save

After their win against Peru, Neymar indicated of his wish to meet Argentina in the final and his wishes have come true. Messi on the other hand will be looking to cement his name as the greatest of all time (GOAT) if he is able to win this trophy as the only thing missing in his illustrious career is a major international trophy.

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Emiliano Martinez was the hero in the penalty victory after making three saves in the shootout. After the match, fans took to their twitter handles to react to his heroics. We bring to you below, some selected comments from the fans.

Click to watch the full penalty highlights here. Martinez is building on a superb first season he had at Aston Villa after leaving Arsenal last summer. You can read the full text of what Neymar said after their win against Peru. Click here to read.


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