This week returned Libertadores Cup with the quarterfinals. On Tuesday, Flamengo displayed all its football and beat Corinthians 2-0 as a visitor. Yesterday, Atlético Mineiro and Palmeiras tied 2-2 and Vélez beat Talleres 3-2 in a great game. In addition, Student is pending against Paranaense, who will face each other this Thursday. And it seems that in Mexico they echoed the parties…
Alvaro Morales, renowned and controversial journalist on Aztec soil, referred to the eight teams that remain and will go in search of glory at the Monumental Stadium in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The ESPN commentator criticized Argentine football, alleging that it has a good reputation in the press and nothing more. And, of course, he praised the Brazilians.
He tweeted in the middle of the meeting between Mengao and Timao. (EFE/Fernando Bizerra Jr.)
Morales wrote a controversial message, as cataloged on Aztec soil, on his Twitter account and opened the debate. In it he affirmed that Brazil is above all in South America and that of Argentina is only a construction of the media. Why the comment from him? In the Libertadores there are five Brazilian teams and three Argentines.
“They talk and talk about Boca, River and albiceleste football. What a good press it has. And in this part of the continent they are easily shielded. Please! Brazil is the Top of South America. There’s no more”he tweeted during the Flamengo-Corinthians dispute, and it turned everything upside down.
DETRACTOR OF ARGENTINE FOOTBALL
“I hate this boy. Look at the history a little bit” and “Only Brazil and Argentina can discuss that” were some responses from users, while others were in favor: “Brazilian football only needed 1 thing to be the giant of the continent. Heal the finances. They achieved it and there are the results. Argentina is not even close to competing with those of the Brasileirão and the other countries of the south, let alone say”.
HE HAD ALREADY CRITICIZED MESSI
Last year, after the consecration of Argentina against Brazil in the Maracana, Morales was critical of Leo MessiAmerica’s Cup champion: “It was a lousy performance by Messi, Argentina has that title thanks to Di Maria. There was only one shot from Lionel in the whole match, I would be ashamed to celebrate the title if it was him. This boy has had 3 dribbling attempts and lost two.”.
He even hit Leo.
In the middle of his analysis, the journalist compared the title of Argentina with that of Portugal in 2016, when he lifted the Euro. “Even Cristiano Ronaldo, when he was injured in the Euro Cup Final, directed it from the substitute bench”, commented. It is that for him, the CR7 in that final, in which it lasted just 25 minutes and was injured, was more decisive than Leo himself.