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Analysis – Four things learned from Argentine 2-1 Chile

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Messi loses it

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – JULY 06: Lionel Messi of Argentina leaves the pitch. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

This tournament has been one of complete frustration for Lionel Messi. The Copa America continues to elude him, and the tension is now showing.

While the circumstances around his red card were ridiculous, to say the least, it was clear the frustration was starting to get to him.

Indeed, his refusal to take a third-place medal and subsequent claims of corruption only demonstrated it further.

Messi is growing more and more frustrated with Argentina and his failure to deliver for them. Another parting of the ways may be on the cards.