WATCH: Lionel Messi leads Argentina to Copa America final but Real Madrid concerned by injury

Lionel Messi has led Argentina back to a fifth Copa America final for him, and a last for Angel di Maria, with a comfortable 2-0 win over Canada. Messi has been battling injury all tournament, but he and Julian Alvarez got on the scoresheet to see the world champions defend their title in Miami on Sunday.

Manchester City’s Julian Alvarez opened the scoring after just 22 minutes, and just six minutes after half-time Messi nipped in to convert an Enzo Fernandez shot. Atletico Madrid’s Rodrigo de Paul played the full match, while Nahuel Molina came off the bench to replace Gonzalo Montiel in the 71st minute.

Real Madrid target Alphonso Davies also came off in the 71st minute for Canada, after a challenge from Montiel, unable to continue. They are expected to bid for the Bayern Munich left-back in the coming weeks, although hopefully it was an impact injury rather than a muscle issue.

Argentina will face one of Colombia or Uruguay in the final, with the two faing off in Charlotte, North Carolina this evening.

Tags Alphonso Davies Argentina Canada Copa America Cyle Larin Lionel Messi Marcos Acuna Nahuel Molina Real Madrid Rodrigo De Paul Sevilla

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