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Emiliano Martinez Got In Yerry Mina's Head Before Saving Colombian's Penalty

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Emiliano Martinez Got In Yerry Mina's Head Before Saving Colombian's Penalty

Emiliano Martinez got in Yerry Mina's head by unleashing a whole lot of trash-talking prior to saving his penalty.

The Aston Villa goalkeeper was Argentina's hero in the Copa America semi-final shoot-out win over Colombia, saving three spot-kicks to set up a huge final with Brazil.

Image: PA
Image: PA

In the previous round against Uruguay, Mina had dispatched his spot-kick and celebrated by throwing some shapes despite it not even being the winning penalty.

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But from the moment he stepped up on Wednesday morning, Martinez did everything he could to put him off.

The former Arsenal man told Mina: "You're nervous, eh? I can tell you're nervous" "I know where you're going to shoot. Watch and see how I'm gonna eat you up."

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And the former Barcelona defender was unable to block out the trash-talking. Looking extremely nervous when he placed the ball, Mina saw his strike from 12 yards saved by Martinez.

The 28-year-old celebrated saving a second consecutive penalty with a bizarre thrusting action.

Lionel Messi's reaction was also one that went viral. The Argentina captain appeared to scream, "How about dancing now?" at his former Blaugrana teammate

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Argentina went on to win 3-2 on penalties, with Messi calling Martinez "a phenomenon" for his heroics less than a month after making his debut with the national team.

"We have Emi, who is a phenomenon," Messi said, as per Goal.

"We trusted him. We achieved the goal of being able to play all the games and now we are going to the final."

Topics: Emiliano Martinez, Colombia, Football, Lionel Messi, Argentina, Copa America

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