Lionel Messi: Argentina star made mockery of Premier League claim in one moment v Colombia

Lionel Messi sent Davinson Sanchez flying vs Colombia

Argentina reached the Copa America final on Tuesday evening as they beat Colombia on penalties.

Lautero Martinez struck the opener for Argentina after just seven minutes, only for Luis Diaz to level the game in the second half.

Neither side could find a winner and the game went all the way to penalties.

Emiliano Martinez produced three saves as Argentina booked their place in the final of the competition.

Lionel Messi was at his very best once again on the evening.

Lionel Messi sent Davinson Sanchez flying vs Colombia

The Argentine may not have got his name on the scoresheet but he was sensational as he helped his side reach the final.

One of Messi’s most impressive moments in the game came when he flattened Davinson Sanchez while running with the ball.

The Barcelona legend brushed off the challenge of one player before sending Sanchez to the ground with some impressive strength.

Messi then went on to beat another defender before being scythed down.

What a run that is.

Many football fans enjoyed the moment and you can view some of the comments below.


The clip makes a mockery of suggestions that Messi couldn’t handle the physicality of the Premier League.

Those claims were made by Emmanuel Petit last year.

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He said: “Honestly, I don’t think he’s suited to the intensity of England. He doesn’t like being closed down and being fought.

“In Spain, he’s protected. Messi is not Cristiano Ronaldo. Physically, he’s not the same machine.”

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Messi answered those questions as he shrugged off a Premier League centre-back with ease against Colombia.

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