Brazil -The Argentine national team failed to win in its inaugural match at the 2021 Copa America . Lionel Messi demands the Albiceleste play more calmly.
In the match at the Estadio Nilton Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday (15/2/2021), Argentina drew 1-1 with La Roja. Lionel Scaloni's team wasted a lot of chances in that match.
Argentina took the lead in the 33rd minute. La Pulga's goal was scored with a free kick.
Chile's response was only created in the second half. Arturo Vidal's penalty was saved by Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, the rebound was struck by Eduardo Vargas in the 57th minute.
Argentina fired 18 shots in that match. There are 5 shots of the Tango team hitting the field. Chile played more effectively than Messi cs. There were only 5 attempts, there were 4 Chile shots on target.
In terms of possession, Argentina lost to Chile. They recorded 49 percent ball possession in data from ESPN FC .
Messi's free kick wasn't enough to win Argentina
Messi demands his teammates to play more calmly. Argentina is said to have to undergo two tough matches at the start of the 2021 Copa America. After this, Argentina will play Uruguay.
"This game is complicated for us. We have to be calm, have control of possession and play faster. The penalty also changes the game," Messi said on ESPN FC .
"We want to start with a win; it's important to start with a win. We are playing against a difficult opponent. Uruguay will also be complicated. Two tough games to start this Copa America," the 33-year-old added.