Messi ‘enjoying the last battles’ as Argentina reach final again

Lionel Messi has expressed his excitement after helping Argentina reach the final of the Copa America.

It’s the sixth time in the last eight editions that Argentina, the 15-time Copa America winners, have reached the final.

The current champions defeated Canada 2-0 earlier in the day to secure their place in the final two of the competition.

37-year-old Messi scored six minutes into the second half to double Argentina’s lead after striker Julian Alvarez had given the World Cup holders the lead in the first half.

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The final, against either Uruguay or Colombia, will be Angel di Maria’s final appearance for Argentina before his international retirement and there are also doubts over Messi’s long-term future.

Messi told the media: “Let’s enjoy what we are experiencing as a national team, as a group. It is not easy to be in a final again, to compete again to be champions.

“I’m living it as I have been living everything lately – enjoying it very much and being aware, as it happens to Fideo (Di Maria) and Ota (Nicolas Otamendi), that these are the last battles.”

The Copa America final will take place on Monday, 15 July around 1:00a.m Nigeria time.

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