- Colombia have crashed out in the 2021 Copa America following their defeat against Argentina in the semifinal
- The full-time scoreline ended 1-1 between the two nations before Everton star Yerry Mina lost the decisive penalty
- Argentina captain Lionel Messi was happy and mocked his former teammate at Barcelona for missing the penalty
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Former Barcelona defender Yerry Mina has been mocked by his ex-captain at Nou Camp Lionel Messi following his penalty miss while representing his country Colombia against Argentina.
Yerry Mina’s dream of winning the Copa America title came to an end on Wednesday morning, July 7, as Argentina defeated him and his teammates on penalties to advance to the final.
Argentina started the match impressively with captain Lionel Messi firing in all cylinders to help his country having lost two Copa America finals before in his career.
The Barcelona captain provided a superb assist in the 7th minute for Lautaro Martinez to score the first goal for Argentina in the 7th minute of the encounter.
Messi and his teammates tried all they could to score another goal in the first half, but Colombian defenders were brilliant in their department as it ended 1-0 after 45 minutes.
Colombian players changed their styles of play in the second half and they had to wait until the 61st minute before scoring their goal through Luis Diaz.
The regulation time ended 1-1 between Argentina and Colombia before they proceeded into penalties.
What Lionel Messi said to Yerry Mina
It was ironic since Mina went viral in the previous round for the manner in which he celebrated scoring a penalty against Uruguay.
What was most notable was the fact that Mina celebrated with dance against Uruguay despite the fact that his penalty was not the winning one and there were still several kicks to go.
After Mina missed his penalty, Messi could not contain his emotions as he aimed banter at the defender, yelling ” “Dance Now! Dance Now!”
Argentina will take on Brazil on Saturday and the 34-year-old Messi will be hoping he can finally inspire his country to success, having also lost the 2014 World Cup final.
Messi’s Barca future still undertain
Elsewhere, Barcelona chiefs are currently facing difficult moments in which they will have to reduce their wage bill by selling some players before they can be able to register Depay, Sergio Aguero, Garcia, Emerson and even Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi’s contract recently expired and the Argentine is currently with the national team playing in the Copa America even though Barcelona chiefs are at the top of the situation.
After helping Manchester City to win the 2020/21 Premier League title, Sergio Aguero left the Etihad landlords for a move to Barcelona, but he has not been officially registered.
As things stand now Barcelona needs to reduce their wage bill by €200,000, despite having already sold Konrad de la Fuente, Jean-Clair Todibo, and Junior Firpo.
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