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Angry Lionel Messi slams ‘bullsh*t’ decisions after Argentina’s Copa America exit

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The GOAT says Brazil were favoured in their semi-final

Brazil v Argentina: Semi Final - Copa America Brazil 2019 Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images

Lionel Messi could not hide his anger and frustration after Argentina were knocked out of the Copa America by Brazil in the semi-finals on Tuesday.

Goals from Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino sent Brazil into the final, but there were a number of controversial moments throughout the match.

Argentina thought there had been a foul in the build-up to Brazil’s opening goal and were also left frustrated after they were not awarded a penalty just before the Selecao struck again.

A clearly frustrated Messi offered his thoughts after the final whistle.

“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,” he said.

”They had booked a lot of bullsh*t, 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 favour and this kind of bullsh*t distracted us from the game.

”There is no excuses for us, but we need to review this, analyse it and let’s hope CONMEBOL does something about it. I think we played a great game. We made a great effort and they were not superior to us.”

Source | Goal

The result means more disappointment for Messi on the international stage with Argentina, while Brazil go on to meet either Chile or Peru in Sunday’s final at the Maracana.