Copa America 2024: Messi misses penalty as Argentina eliminate Ecuador (video)


Argentina captain Lionel Messi missed the opening penalty kick in a shoot-out, but his team still managed to defeat Ecuador in the 2024 Copa America quarter-final on Thursday night.

After a 1-1 draw in regular and extra time, Albiceleste took the lead through Lisandro Martinez before Kevin Rodriguez equalized.

Despite Messi’s missed penalty attempt hitting the bar, Emi Martinez saved the day with two crucial stops to secure a 4-2 victory and a spot in the semi-finals.

They will now await the winner between Venezuela and Canada for their next match on Tuesday evening.

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