Connect with us

‘Messi’s worst nightmare’ – Liverpool duo Alisson and Roberto Firmino dump Lionel Messi out of another semi-final

(Photo by PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Liverpool

‘Messi’s worst nightmare’ – Liverpool duo Alisson and Roberto Firmino dump Lionel Messi out of another semi-final

Alisson Becker and Roberto Firmino helped Brazil to the Copa America final.

For the second time this year, Alisson Becker and Roberto Firmino knocked Lionel Messi out of a semi-final at a major tournament.

After Liverpool shocked Barcelona with a stunning comeback victory in the Champions League semi-final, Alisson and Firmino repeated the trick this summer.

Starring roles for Alisson and Firmino

(Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Brazil knocked Argentina out of the Copa America at the semi-final stage with a 2-0 win. Roberto Firmino scored one and assisted the other while Alisson kept a clean sheet.

Firmino put the ball on a plate for Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus in the first half. And Jesus returned the favour with 19 minutes remaining as Firmino had a simple tap-in.

Messi had the chance to equalise in the second half when Brazil only had a one-goal lead. He lined up a free-kick and was hoping for a repeat of his goal in the Champions League semi-final first leg against Alisson.

But the Liverpool stopper has since learned his lesson about Messi’s free-kicks. And his positioning was so good that he was able to catch the ball too.

(Photo by Felipe Oliveira/Getty Images)

Brazil will now play the winners of the Chile-Peru clash with Alisson and Firmino hoping to win more silverware. Here are some tweets from Liverpool fans discussing this.

 

Have something to tell us about this article?

More in Liverpool

Popular

To Top