Lionel Messi Plays With Bleeding Ankle During Argentina vs Colombia Copa America 2021 Semi-Final

He also injured his ankle which started bleeding, but that did not stop him from continuing on.

Updated: July 7, 2021 8:56 AM IST

By Sports Desk | Edited by Ankit Banerjee

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Lionel Messi Bleeding Feet (Image: Twitter)

New Delhi: Lionel Messi once again showed why he is considered the best in the world as he battled pain, yet never gave up during Argentina’s Copa America semi-final versus Colombia on Tuesday. After a Frank Fabra tackle, Messi was on the ground in pain. He also injured his ankle which started bleeding, but that did not stop him from continuing on.

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It is a big game for Argentina and Messi and they started the game in brilliant fashion. Messi set up Lautaro Martinez, who broke the deadlock in the seventh minute of the game. But Argentina looked rusty after that and they paid heavily for that when Luis Diaz found the equaliser in the 61st-minute of the semis.

Messi was unstoppable, but he could not find the back of the net.

Yet his effort and determination is surely got social media talking. Fans are saluting the Argentine skipper for his commitment to continue with a bleeding ankle.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

Meanwhile, Argentina edged past Colombia via penalties. Argentina will now lock horns with Brazil in the summit clash. With four goals to his name, Messi is also ahead in the race for the Golden Boot.

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Published Date: July 7, 2021 8:52 AM IST

Updated Date: July 7, 2021 8:56 AM IST