Messi lights up Copa America quarterfinal against Ecuador Copa America 2021 Sports by Admin - July 4, 2021July 4, 20210 Lionel Messi was at his magical finest as Argentina picked up a convincing 3-0 win over Ecuador of their 2021 Copa America semifinal to e book a spot within the semifinal of the competitors, the place they are going to face Colombia after Colombia defeated Uruguay on penalties. Argentina took the lead within the fortieth minute as new Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodrigo De Paul opened his Copa America account from a Lionel Messi help. Messi was additionally instrumental within the second aim as Lautaro Martinez doubled the benefit of La Albiceleste after 84 minutes. The Barcelona man capped off a nice efficiency with a shocking freekick in added time after Ecuador had Piero Hincapie despatched off for the foul that led to the freekick. Messi has now scored 4 targets and registered 4 assists in 5 video games on the Copa America. Colombia squeezed their means via to the semifinals of the Copa America because of the heroics of goalkeeper David Ospina on the day he turned essentially the most capped Colombian footballer ever. After the match ended 0-0, the Napoli goalkeeper saved penalties from Matias Vina and Jose Gimenez within the shootout as Colombia emerged as 4-2 winners. Colombia will face Argentina on Wednesday, July seventh, for a spot within the ultimate of the 2021 Copa America.