Soccer fans around the world praised Argentina captain Lionel Messi for bleeding his ankle in the Copa América match against Colombia. Fans expressed their admiration for Messi on Twitter because he led the team to the final and defeated his opponent Colombia on a penalty shoot-out. Messi assisted, Lautaro Martínez opened the scoring for Argentina in the 7th minute and Luis Díaz equalized for Colombia in the 61st minute. As the game enters overtime, neither team can score within the prescribed 90 minutes. Excellent defense from both sides led the game to a penalty shoot-out, with Argentina leading by 32 points.
In the 55th minute of the game, Messi was recklessly attacked by Columbia’s Frank Fabra, bleeding his ankle.
Fabra, who played for the Argentine youth team Boca, received a yellow card for a foul.
Despite the painful blow, Messi continued to shine for his team for the rest of the game, which was highly recognized and appreciated by fans around the world.
An emotional fan praised Messi and wrote, “This bloody ankle carrying the hopes of an entire Country plus millions and millions of fans worldwide #VamosArgentina #CopaAmerica #Messi.”
Argentina will face Brazil in the final on July 11 at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.