Lionel Messi distraught after Argentina lose to Brazil in Copa semi-final
Twitter reacted in the funniest ways after Lionel Messi again failed to win an international tournament in Argentine colours. Have a look.
Lionel Messi missed out on a title for Argentina once again in his career as Brazil beat Messi's team 2-0 in the Copa America semi-final
Brazil opened the scoring in the 19th minute of the match as Jesus netted the ball into the goal post. He converted a low cross from Liverpool's Firmino to give Brazil a 1-0 lead.
Lionel Messi was tied down by Brazil's defence and could not create a single chance in the first thirty minutes.
Argentina came close to getting an equaliser in the 30th minute, but Sergio Aguero was denied by the woodwork. Messi slipped a cross into Brazil's half and Aguero looped a header towards the net, but it hit the bar and deviated towards a Brazil player.
In the second half, Argentina looked to play with more intent and they build a solid chance in the 52nd minute of the match but they were not able to convert it into the goal.
Messi finally came into his own in the 57th minute as he made an exceptional move but his antics were denied by the goalpost. The forward latched on to a blocked shot from Lautaro Martinez and hammered a left-foot volley towards the net. However, his effort crashed off the goalpost.
Brazil's Robert Firmino scored in the 71st minute to give the team a 2-0 lead. This goal gave Brazil all the impetus and they clearly gained an upper hand in the match. Firmino produced a brilliant run in Argentina's half. Jesus kept his footing under pressure releasing the ball to Firmino and Firmino did not disappoint as he registered a goal.
Twitter was abuzz with the match and many trolled Messi for failing in another international tournament.
Messi just can't complete this game ð¾ pic.twitter.com/Ha0SAGdzcB— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 3, 2019
Lionel Messi did not provide an assist or score a goal from open play at the 2019 Copa América - converting a penalty against Paraguay.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 3, 2019
Nine senior international tournaments without lifting a trophy. pic.twitter.com/BftiFzpCVf
Who does Messi think he is!— Zanéð° (@LFCZne) July 3, 2019
88 min: Brazil 2-0 Argentina— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) July 3, 2019
Messi: “Can I have a penalty?”
Ref: "Leo, this isn’t Barcelona.” pic.twitter.com/YUllDtUhpw
Me trying to defend the state of Messi’s international career pic.twitter.com/SUJwCmulVe— raihanna elisa (@ririhanaz) July 3, 2019
Messi carrying the Argentina squad on his back in every international tournament like... pic.twitter.com/j5PDWRS9P5— ECFC Grecian (@EcfcGrecian) July 3, 2019
Messi trying to lift an international trophy ð pic.twitter.com/Nhl9OWYw2V— O M W A M I ð°ðª (@ItsMuleji) July 3, 2019
Ronaldo telling messi to visit Africa for a dancing skills. pic.twitter.com/VCY8vjlEU7— Michael Lord Detso (@detsomichael) July 3, 2019
Ronaldo to messi: I want you to win the copa this year so we can be proud of each other.— Refino (@Refino17) July 3, 2019
Brazil : pic.twitter.com/x9mRTKH0rh
Brazil will take on the winner of Chile-Peru match in the finals of the tournament on Sunday, July 7.
With inputs from ANI
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