Lionel Messi stung by Argentina’s Copa America defeat

FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has spoken of his disappointment, after Argentina opened their 2019 Copa America campaign with a defeat.

Goals from Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata secured a 2-0 win for Colombia in the first game in Group B, in Bahia, as La Albiceleste once again struggled to live up to expectations.

Messi was his usual innovative self, however a well organised Colombian side were able to shackle his team mates, and Messi has called the side to react.

"It will take us a while to accept and process the defeat.

"We have to look at the mistakes we made, and find the positives.

"We have to recover quickly and there is still a chance to qualify."

Lionel Scaloni's side still have a chance to progress into the knockout stages of the competition, with group games to come against Paraguay and Qatar in the next seven days.

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