Neymar to Suarez: You are very great, brother

first_imgNeymar offered Luis Suarez support after the Uruguay star missed a penalty in a shoot-out loss to Peru in the Copa America quarter-finals.Suarez was the only player to miss in the shoot-out as Peru advanced 5-4 on spot kicks after a 0-0 draw in Salvador on Saturday.The Barcelona forward was in tears after the defeat as Uruguay – unbeaten in the group stage – bowed out. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Suarez’s former club team-mate Neymar, who is linked with a return to Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain, offered the Uruguayan support.”Get up,” the injured Brazil forward wrote on his Instagram story, alongside a video of Suarez crying.”You are very great, brother. I love you friend.”Cada vez mais perto da ! O Peru  se classificou para as semifinais da #CopaAmerica pela terceira vez nas últimas quatro edições. — Copa América (@CopaAmerica) June 29, 2019 Neymar is widely reported to be returning to Barcelona ahead of next season, two years after leaving the La Liga champions.And while Suarez’s missed penalty will be the main talking point, it was not the only failing of the day for Uruguay, who were their own worst enemies on a night when Peru became the first side in the Copa America not to register a shot on target.  The Uruguayans were caught off-side seven times against Peru, the most in a game of the 2019 Copa America, with two of those calls ruling out goals.  Suarez saw a strike ruled out for offside himself, though the margins were incredibly slim.  The match also continued a trend of sloppy play in Uruguay matches.   The side took part in the three first halves of the 2019 Copa America with the lowest passing accuracy (73.1% Uruguay v Ecuador; 73.7% Uruguay v Peru; 75% Uruguay v Japan).  Uruguay have now been involved in the joint-most shootouts in Copa America history with nine. And the loss against Peru saw the side slide into a losing record in those matches, with Saturday’s contest marking the fifth loss in those nine matches. Suarez and Uruguay will only have to wait one year for a chance at redemption, with Copa America switching to even-year tournaments in line with the Euros in 2020.last_img

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