During the Argentina-Colombia semi-final match, Lionel Messi showed once again why he is considered one of the best, if not the best, footballers in history.
In addition to his brilliance in the match with his usual evasions and movements and also his contribution to Argentina’s scoring goal against Colombia, Messi struck during the match that was held at dawn today, Wednesday, as an example to sacrifice until the last breath for the team and to achieve victory.
Although Messi suffered a severe ankle injury in the 48th minute after a violent intervention from Colombia player Frank Fabra, and some blood appeared on his ankle, the “flea” refused to surrender and continued the match until he watched from the field his country’s team winning the penalty shootout and reaching the Copa America final.
After the end of the match, social networking sites were buzzing with pictures of Messi’s ankle and blood dripping from it.
Leo Messi was carrying an Injury, but didn’t chicken out of the pitch to go and act like an assistant coach. He stayed with the team and fought with his Injury.
This is how to carry a team after contributing 9 out of the 11 goals Argentina scored in Copa America.
GOAT 🐐 pic.twitter.com/iJwVLFWJiz
– Wirjil (@Wirjil) July 7, 2021
– Leo Messi suffered an injury, but he did not leave the field to go and act as an assistant coach. He stayed with the team and fought with his injury.. This is how he endured a team after contributing 9 out of the 11 goals Argentina scored in the Copa America.
– This guy played the match injured
Messi played the whole match with this injury and took the first penalty kick for his country against Colombia (during the penalty shootout), and some say that he is not a captain of his team.
Argentina will play in the Copa America final with rivals Brazil, the defending champion and hosts, who qualified at the expense of Peru after beating them 1-0 on Tuesday.
This will be the first time that the two teams meet in the Copa America final since the 2007 final, when Brazil won 3-0.