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Lionel Messi plays with a bleeding ankle during Copa America semi-final; Video surfaces

Friday, July 9, 2021 • Tamil Comments

Football champion and Argentina captain Lionel Messi led his team into the Copa America final after defeating Colombia on penalties during the semi-final match of the tournament.

Fans across the world appreciated Messi for his dedication towards the game after a video of him playing with a bleeding ankle surfaced online. In the 55th minute of the game, a tackle by Colombia's Frank Fabra left Messi on the ground with a bleeding ankle. Despite the injury, Messi continued to play the game and ultimately led his team to victory after Argentina edged past 3 - 2 on penalties. Colombia's Frank Fabra, who caused the injury, received a yellow card for the foul.

Appreciating Messi for his incredible efforts, a fan wrote on Twitter, "This bloody ankle carrying the hopes of an entire Country plus millions and millions of fans worldwide #VamosArgentina #CopaAmerica #Messi." Meanwhile, another user wrote, "Messi was actually performing with one leg instead of being a cheerleader from bench."

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