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Copa América Daily: Lionel Messi loses again

Argentina fans (and Barça fans who support Argentina in major tournaments) always talk themselves into optimism ahead of a new tournament and another chance for Lionel Messi to win a title with his country. The Barcelona superstar did not hide from what was a very physical opening match against Colombia, but the same thing happened again: he has no help despite a bunch of talented players by his side, and his team loses the game.

Colombia were awesome in their strategy, and all of a sudden they look like contenders. But this is about the Albiceleste: they just weren’t good at all except from a 25-minute stretch in the second half, and when push came to shove they just hoped that Messi would save them.