After a 1-1 draw, Lionel Messi led his team to another Copa América final, this time defeating Colombia on penalties.
Although Colombia would subsequently tie the game, the FC Barcelona star and Argentine captain assisted Lautaro Martnez’s first goal. The game went to penalties after 90 minutes.
After Colombia’s initial penalty, Messi took the field for Argentina. Many people were thinking about Messi’s miss in the last Copa América final, but he shrugged it off and buried his shot.
Thanks to a camera that is entirely focused on Messi, we can see what he was doing throughout the crucial seconds of the shootout.
Look at Messi man. Puts away his penalty. Then when De Paul misses he’s the one that comforts him. And after every goal or save he’s motivating the team. And that taunt against Mina… haha. Brutal.https://t.co/i4fxh5vLm1— Luis Mazariegos (@luism8989) July 7, 2021