Argentina captain Lionel Messi fought a bleeding ankle to help his team beat Colombia and advance to the Copa America final in 2021.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi was praised by football fans all around the world for playing with a bleeding ankle during the Copa America match against Colombia. Fans took to Twitter to express their gratitude to Messi after he led his team to the competition final with a penalty shootout victory over Colombia. Lautaro Martinez scored Argentina’s first goal in the seventh minute, with Messi assisting, while Luis Diaz equalized for Colombia in the 61st minute. The game went into extra time because neither team could score in the stipulated 90 minutes. Argentina won the game 3-2 in penalties after outstanding defense on both sides.
Messi was injured by a harsh tackle by Colombian Frank Fabra in the 55th minute of the game, resulting in a bloodied ankle.
The foul earned Fabra, who plays for Boca Juniors in Argentina, a yellow card.
Despite the setback, Messi continued to excel for his country for the remainder of the match, which was well recognized and applauded by football fans throughout the world.