Lionel Messi is celebrating a big win…
The 34-year-old Argentine professional footballer, currently a free agent after his Barcelona contract expired, helped lead Argentina to victory, as his team beat Colombia on penalties on Tuesday to set up a Copa America final against Brazil.
Argentina won 3-2 following a 1-1 draw in normal time in Brasilia.
Messi continued his special tournament by assisting a 7th-minute Lautaro Martinez goal, but an off-balance Luis Diaz restored level terms in the second half.
Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez and former Arsenal man David Ospina took center stage for penalties, where Messi smashed his home past Ospina.
Martinez then saved penalties from Spurs’ Davinson Sanchez, Everton’s Yerry Mina, and Boca Juniors’ Edwin Cardona to lead Argentina
AND JUST LIKE THAT ARGENTINA TAKE THE LEAD
Messi sets it up and Lautaro Martínez sends it home 🔥 pic.twitter.com/zl0X0Yw6c2
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 7, 2021