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Messi buried Argentina’s hope of Copa America 2016

Messi buried Argentina’s hope of Copa America 2016, when he shoots his penalty wide in penalty shootout. History repeats once again, and Chile lift the Copa America title second successive time after defeating Argentina in final. Chile wins once again on penalties against their most admired South American opponents.

Messi’s Argentina once again denied by the Chilean in yet another Copa America final. This time culprit was Lionel Messi himself. He came to take the first penalty for Argentina after Sergio Romero made a save for Argentina, denying Arturo Vidal, and he fires out wide.

Messi missed penalty buried Argentina hopes Copa America.

Messi, the man who is looking for his first success with Argentina’s national team, buried his hope and Argentina as well with his missed penalty. Lucas Biglia also missed his penalty who came to take as fourth and Messi’s Argentina lost to Chile 4-2 on penalties. Chile’s first attempt from the spot by Arturo Vidal was saved by Sergio Romero for Argentina which gave some hope of winning the title but Messi himself become culprit of putting Argentina’s first penalty wide.

Messi couldn’t believe what he has done for the very first time in his career. Neither millions of fans watching all over the world can believe nor Argentine teammate would have believed but truth is Messi misses a penalty putting it wide.

Chile keep humiliating its South American rivals with yet another trophy win infront of their eyes. Chile who got defeated by Argentina in group stage, once again rise on bigger occasion and defeated South American superpower Argentina on final night.

Argentina 23 years drought will continue, and there will be no 29th birthday present for Lionel Messi. He have to wait for another two years for World Cup in Russia, if he will be fit to play there. His drought with Argentina’s drought will continue as well. Barcelona superstar once again failed to deliver when the situation demands his very best.

The high octane final match between two nations was a referee interfered match. Two red cards he produced alongside 8 yellows. There was some controversial decisions as well. Marcelo Diaz sent off after two yellows, a red card follows, but Marcos Rojo straight red card for Argentina was quite harsh which was a good challenge on Arturo Vidal. Messi also got an yellow when he caught inside the box which should have been a penalty.

Messi couldn't feel the pressure

Argentina did have their chances; Gonzalo Higuain favourite misses continues in final. A easy miss in world cup 2014 final, a penalty put wide & high in Copa America 2015 and once again in 2016 missed the goal scoring chance after getting over one to one with Claudio Bravo put the shot wide. In extra-time Sergio Aguero header denied by a brilliant save from Claudio Bravo which wins him golden glove as well.

Campeones Chile lifted their successive Copa America title, and they kept all the individual awards as well except Sergio Romero fair play award for Argentina. Eduardo Vargas grabs golden boot for his six goals of the tournament. Alexis Sanchez wins golden ball as player of the tournament and Ofcourse Claudio Bravo- the golden glove winner.

Messi buried Argentina’s hope of Copa America 2016 and what he will be upto next we certainly don’t know. There is no major tournament coming before 2018, and he may go for retirement from national team as he has not been able to win a trophy from three successive finals. It’s not working for him, putting all the hard works to reach to the final and when the final moments come, it all goes in vain. Barcelona star will be happy to be playing with Barcelona and win as many trophies he can but in Argentine’s colour, it seems his days are not coming.

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