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Neymar or Messi: Who is more decisive in their National Team?

Lionel Messi and Neymar are, by scandal, the two most prestigious soccer players in America. Both are influential on their measure in their national teams. Who can be more decisive?

Neymar and Lionel Messi
Neymar and Lionel Messi

Friends outside the fields, but his main rival within them. Of course, if we talk about the South American competitions, since they both share a team at PSG. Neymar and Messi are the two most important personalities in Conmebol football, and this is how their national teams live it, who already have one foot inside Qatar 2022.

What's more, in exactly one month, they will face each other again in qualifying rounds, when Brazil visits Argentina. This duel will put Lionel Messi and Neymar, the two most outstanding players of the tournament, face to face. Who is most influential on your team? The two cracks, hand in hand.

During the course of the Copa América, Messi was seen more committed than ever to the National Team. With the attitude of a leader to play and also to talk to teammates, with the courage to ask for the ball in the most spicy moments of the matches and, of course, also with a decisive interference in the results. That led him to be champion at the continental level, and to achieve the excellence that he shows today in qualifying rounds.

For his part, Neymar was also key for Brazil to advance to the final of the Copa América, but the fact of not having won it puts him one step below his competitor. However, it is worth noting that his work in playoffs has been much more constant than that of the Argentine. The Brazilian who plays for PSG has 7 goals in the tournament, and is the main figure for which Brazil won all 10 of their 11 games played.

Alexis Almosnino

Digital Sports Journalist received at the university Tea & Deportea in 2016. Specialized in graphic media.+ info

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