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Jesus and Firmino send Messi home in Brazil’s 2-0 win over Argentina



Life is difficult for Argentine fans right now. As if it wasn’t enough not celebrating any official trophies since 1993, they are still forced to face Brazil’s hegemony in the derbies against the Copa America hosts. On the night of Tuesday (02), in the Mineirao, the recent history of the parish remained. With goals from Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino, the Brazilian team beat the Argentines and booked their place in the 2019 Copa America final in a 2-0 triumph. The hosts will now await the winner of Chile vs Peru to see their opponents in the Final.

We could feel that the atmosphere was tense. At early stages, It was already clear that this was going to be a game that lived up to the historic rivalry of both national teams. Nothing of that apathetic Argentina of the last games. The first threat of danger was at 11 minutes when Paredes risked from distance and startled Alisson’s goal. However, when Brazil attacked, they were lethal. After 18 minutes, Daniel Alves showed off his skills in a lovely play and passed it to Firmino down the right. The Liverpool striker then crossed it to the bottom and Gabriel Jesus, unmarked, sent to the back of the nets. 1-0 Brazil.

From the middle to the end of the first half, Argentina regained their strength and Messi went on to display his talent. In a set-piece to the six-yard box, Aguero’s header hit the crossbar and rebounded back to Marquinhos clear.

In the second half, the visitors came back even better. De Paul had a good chance but sent over the bar. Brazil woke up at 55 minutes as Gabriel Jesus made a beautiful play and served Coutinho, who, harassed, sent out.

The game grew in excitement. At 11 minutes, on a counter-attack, Messi hit Alisson’s post. Then, he had a great chance to level. In a free-kick, more or less from where he beat the same Alisson back in May in the Champions League Semifinal for Barcelona. The number 10 perfectly curled it to the top corner. Unsaveable for 99% of the keepers. Not for Alisson though, as he made a safe save. Despite the Argentine growth, it was really the Brazilian day.

At 70, Gabriel Jesus got the ball on his defensive field and drove forward. Counting with his pace and strength, he rounded two Argentines, got into the box, and assisted the unmarked Firmino, who fired home from close-range. 2-0 Brazil. There were many complaints on the Argentine side, as Aguero was fouled inside the area by Dani Alves before Jesus took off. However, not a single VAR call was made.

Despite all of the fuss, Brazil won and made it to the Final. Will the Brazilians erase 2014 and are going to make it up for the 7-1 against Germany at home? Well, even if they win, it won’t be the same, as Copa America is way easier to win than a World Cup. But it’s already a start point.


Sevilla beat Liverpool 2-1 and keep 100% in preseason friendlies



Sevilla keep their 100% in the pre-season friendlies as they beat Liverpool 2-1 on Sunday night. Nolito and Alejandro Pozo scored for the Spaniards in the match held in Boston, as Origi cashed for the Reds. Jurgen Klopp sent a mixed-up team to the pitch, as he doesn’t have their front-three nor his goalkeeper available.

Liverpool started the game with Lonergan, Van Dijk, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Philips, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Wilson, Chamberlain, Woodburn, and Origi. Sevilla took to the field Sergio Rico, Daniel Carrico, Diego Carlos, Reguilon, Jesus Navas, Banega, Fernando, Ocampos, Joan Jordan, Nolito, and De Jong.

With 37 minutes on the clock, Sevilla opened the scoring: Nolito received down the left and slotted a wonderful goal straight into Lonergan’s top corner. 1-0 Sevilla.

Seemed like the first half would end up like this, but Origi capitalized on a loose ball to level the match. 1-1 with 44 minutes on the clock.

Sevilla even lost Joris Gnagnon for a red card after a disgusting foul on Liverpool’s Larouci. When everyone thought the game was faded to this 1-1, 10-man Sevilla bright as at 90 minutes, Munir made a good move on the left and rolled in the middle for the young Pozo. He controlled the ball, rounded goalkeeper Mignolet and fired home into the empty nets. 2-1 Sevilla.

This was the fourth friendly played by Sevilla in the pre-season. And the fourth victory. The Spaniard had beaten Simba (Tanzania) by 5-4, Reading by 2-1 and Dallas by 3-1. The club has three more scheduled games: against Hoffenheim and Granada.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have also reached four friendlies played in that pre-season. The Reds defeated Tranmere Rovers 6-0 and Bradford City 3-1 but got beaten by Borussia Dortmund on Friday, 3-2. The Reds now have games against Sporting, Napoli, and Lyon.

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Harry Kane Puskas’ Goal Guarantees Spurs 3-2 Win Over Juventus



Anthological! Thus should be defined the Harry Kane’s goal on Sunday morning in Singapore, which guaranteed the 3-2 Spurs triumph against Juventus in the International Champions Cup. After the 2-2 draw was kept until the last minutes, the English striker surprised the goalkeeper Szczesny and brought the stadium to madness! Before Kane’s masterpiece, Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura, Gonzalo Higuain, and Cristiano Ronaldo scored.

We can say that the game was friendly only on paper. With much intensity, Tottenham dominated the first half and built the advantage through Lamela, who capitalized on a rebounded ball by Buffon.

The Spurs were better during the first half, but it seemed like the London club did not come back to the pitch up to score more goals. Smart Maurizio Sarri introduced Higuain as Juventus quickly fired back. With 15 minutes into the second half, the Italians completed the comeback through Higuain himself, and the Portuguese star CR7.

Pochettino introduced Lucas Moura, as the Brazilian showed opportunism to leave everything the same. 2-2.

When everything seemed solved, Kane took out the unpredictable from the hat and wrapped up the game in an absurd goal from the midfield.

Lucas won the ball in his defensive half and played with Kane, who, in a mad-moment, took the risk to attempt from down the midfield. The ball made all the way into the net, looping over Szczesny, who even tried to save it, but he wasn’t really expecting that. None of us were, to be honest. 3-2 Tottenham.

After losing to the Spurs, Juventus will face Inter Milan next Wednesday and Atletico Madrid on August 10.

Meanwhile, the Spurs have three more scheduled preseason appointments. For the International Champions Cup, Tottenham will take Manchester United and Inter Milan. Between the two games, Pochettino leads the team against Real Madrid on 30 July in another friendly tournament.

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Dortmund beat Liverpool 3-2 in a friendly in the US



Borussia Dortmund defeated Liverpool 3-2 on Friday in a preseason friendly match at the University of Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana, United States. Paco Alcacer, Thomas Delaney and Jacob Larsen scored for the German team, as youngsters Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster, discounted for the European Champions.

As expected, the two teams started out with a lot of reserves in the field and changed all the players in the second half. Unlike the German team, which already has a large part of the squad available, Liverpool still cannot count with a few key players such as Congolese Naby Keita, Senegalese Sadio Mane, the Egyptian King, Mohamed Salah, and Brazilians Roberto Firmino, and Alisson Becker.

This was Liverpool’s third friendly, as they had beaten Tranmere Rovers 6-0 and then beat Bradford City 3-1 before traveling to the United States.

Borussia got their second win in the preseason two days after beating American side Seattle Sounders 3-1.

So let’s get into the game. Under the hot weather at Indiana, manager Jurgen Klopp’s former club Borussia opened the scoring in just three minutes into the game, with the Spanish Paco Alcacer taking advantage of poor defense from the English defense.

At 34, the Brazilian Fabinho played with Ryan Kent, who did the light-cut and left Harry Wilson in conditions to level the game. 1-1.

In the second half, Borussia again was quick to return to the lead with a goal scored by Thomas Delaney with 53 on the clock.

Shortly after, at 58, Jacob Larsen expanded to the German team.

Liverpool even responded at 75, as captain Jordan Henderson let Rhian Brewster take the Penalty which he scored, but it wasn’t enough to equalize it. 3-2 Dortmund.

Well, it was a good win for Dortmund, who beat the European Champions. As for Liverpool, there’s no better time to lose games than now. It’s preferable to lose all the preseason matches and go unbeaten in the Premier League to win the title.

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