"We made a huge effort" to defeat Argentina, said Dani Alves

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After the victory, Brazil will play the final of the tournament against the winner of the game between Chile and Peru.

Brazilian captain Dani Alves admitted that his team made a “huge effort” to beat Argentina 2-0 and advance to the 2019 Copa America final this Tuesday in Belo Horizonte.

“Argentina was a very complicated rival. We had to make a huge effort “so that Brazil could win the South American derby, said the defender of the “Verdeamarela” at the end of the game at the Mineirão stadium.

Alves, after a great performance, added that the games between the two South American powers “are always very tough” and admitted that “the posts were on our side”.

The player referred to the header of Sergio Aguero that hit the crossbar in the first half and the Lionel Messi´s shoot who also hit the right post of Alisson in the second half.

“We are closer to our goal, everything we did from the beginning we are now achieving it, we knew it was not easy,” said the former Paris Saint-Germain left side defender.

“I think a lot of people have questioned us, but we trust a lot in ourselves, in our proposal, in our work, we are harvesting the fruits we plant every day,” added the former Barça.

Brazil will play on Sunday the CONMEBOL Copa America 2019 final at the Maracanã stadium against the winner of the Chile and Peru game, which will be played on Wednesday in Porto Alegre.

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