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.Also Read - Lionel Messi Plays Football With His Kids, Video Goes Viral
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. Also Read - VIDEO: Lionel Messi Returns to Barcelona Following Break After Copa America Success
Messi was unstoppable, but he could not find the back of the net. Also Read - Lionel Messi Must Stay at Barcelona: Ronaldinho Wants Blaugrana to Retire No.10 Jersey After Argentine's Retirement
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.