Argentina's Lionel Messi trains again for Copa América

Lionel Messi got back to preparing with Argentina on Monday as they get ready to confront Ecuador in the Copa América quarterfinals in Houston this week.

Messi had not prepared since supporting a crotch/thigh injury during his side's 1-0 win against Chile on June 25. He passed on Argentina's 2-0 triumph over Peru on Saturday.

The Argentine football league said the 37-year-old accomplished some kinesiology work prior to preparing and was with the remainder of the gathering a while later.

Messi neglected to score in the gathering stage interestingly at the current year's competition, a goalscoring mark that has likewise finished for Cristiano Ronaldo during the current year's European Title.

Lionel Messi sets new record after starting in Argentina's Copa America  2024

Argentina face Ecuador on Thursday in Texas.

Euro 2024 Snapshot of the Day: Mert Gunok's rationale resisting recovery to send Turkey into quarters

Pause for a minute to see this image. The five men in white play for Turkey and are intended to be safeguarding the objective protected by the man dressed in green. The sole man dressed in red, who plays for Austria, has quite recently headed the ball goalward. The men in white look stunned. The manager appears to have placed in a bold plunge, full stretch, yet the ball's going past him... isn't that so? Clearly, that is an objective assuming you've at any point seen one, eh?

This is Euro 2024 and we have really seen this previously: a match saving header as of now of added on time past the ninety. Assuming Luka Jovic's shocker against Slovenia kept Serbia alive till the last day of the gathering stages, this from Christoph Baumgartner would keep Austria in the opposition, force additional time against Turkey in the pre-quarters. 93:59 and being Austria 2-2 Turkey was about.

It's not difficult to take a gander at that pic and accept at least for a moment that we're here to praise the delay of the objective, the clutchness of the goalscorer. Particularly when you consider the set-up, which is simply superb, truly - - one of those legends that football scholars fantasy about continuing endlessly about.

Turkey had started to lead the pack in the 57th second of the game through Merih Demiral and had then multiplied it through a similar player in the 59th moment. Huge Michael Gregoritsch had come on and pulled one, harking back to the 66th. The last hour had seen Austria pour forward, tossing numbers foolishly forward, Turkey sit back, ingest all that tension and shield courageously. The downpour had been pelting down, adding a true to life thrive to procedures. The group had been going wild, the huge numbers in Turkish red imploring quietly and hollering support thus. It had been the match of the knockouts up to this point, seemingly of the actual competition, and getting an Euro 2024 extraordinary: that latest possible moment goal was about.

But nobody told the man dressed in green.

Mert Gunok is 35 years of age and not one of the main events in this Turkish crew overflowing with energetic ability and fervor. He'd appeared a long time back and had gathered only 31 public covers en route. A b-ball player turned footballer, he is an extraordinary shot plug however not as valuable with the ball at his feet - - such an essential for the cutting edge goalkeeper. In objective, he was a slowpoke as well. Third decision for the greater part of his time at Fenerbahce (25 appearances in 6 years at the club), downgraded to subsequent option at next club Bursapor in the wake of being endorsed as the fundamental manager, it wasn't till his second season at Istanbul Basaksehir that he got standard first-group football, matured 30. That year he was named the Turkish goalkeeper of the time. Presently Besiktas' primary man, Gunok was utilized in pivot with Manchester Joined's Altay Bayindir and Trabzonspor's Ugurcan Cakir by Turkey mentor Vincenzo Montella, yet few had anticipated that he should begin the competition as Montella's #1. Outside Turkey, he was scarcely a known name. However he was right here.

As Baumgartner jumped in the air, stripping away from Ferdi Kadioglu to work himself into space, timing his leap impeccably to meet Alexander Prass' whipped cross, Gunok was to show precisely why Montella confided in him so.

Only one of Lionel Messi and Ángel Di María would start for Argentina vs.  Ecuador

Baumgartner's header was course reading: the association perfect, the bearing heading across (toward the path the cross came from), and it was pounded into the ground so the dangerous surface could include a proportion of risk the bob. Assuming a going after mentor were to see it, they'd stand up and extol. Which made what came next even more staggering...

Capturing his development on his left side (to cover the close to post as any great goalkeeper would), Gunok flew - - there truly is no other word for it - - on his right side, going completely lined up with the ground, loosened up his huge hands and gloved it away to somewhere safe and secure. Besides the fact that he got to the ball in time, however he likewise figured out how to hook it away in a way that it went behind objective for a corner, and not back into the six-yard box where Marko Arnautovic was prowling for the tap-in. It would be the last significant activity in the match, and Turkey would win 2-1, progressing to the quarterfinals.

Presently, regardless of whether you take out the specific circumstance, the scoreline, the time on the clock, Gunok's save is electrifying. Add every last bit of it back in, and it's one of the best in European Title history. Also, we're here to celebrate it.

What you find in the image at the top is really the scene promptly post-save. The ball's been moved out by Gunok and he's glancing back at it, willing it to go past his far post. The looks on the Turkish protectors' countenances is shock, yet it's for this presentation of rationale resisting splendor from their manager. A save that will be deified in Turkish football history.


Where can I watch Argentina play today?

In the US, the Copa America match among Argentina and Peru will be accessible to watch and stream online survive Fubo (pursue a free 7-day preliminary), Sling Blue, Univision, TUDN, FS1 (Fox Sports 1), ViX and DirecTV Stream. Look at Objective's Live Match Place for refreshes.

Why isn't Messi playing against Peru?

Lionel Messi won't play for Argentina against Peru today. The Argentina commander, 37, endured with an evident thigh injury during the success over Chile on Tuesday and in this manner missed preparing on Thursday.

Does Messi play for Argentina?

Lionel Messi got back to preparing with Argentina on Monday as they get ready to confront Ecuador in the Copa América quarterfinals in Houston this week. Messi had not prepared since supporting a crotch/thigh injury during his side's 1-0 win against Chile on June 25.

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