1. Antonio Valencia. Photo Credit: Facebook The former Manchester United defender Antonio Valencia announced his retirement from professional football in May 2021. Valencia spent 10 years at Manchester United before leaving the club in 2019. The Ecuador international won many trophies at Manchester United and made 241 appearances in all competitions for the club.
Source: Facebook. In a couple of years time, when Lionel Messi will finally hang his boot, we might all sit back and weep because we won't get to see such brilliance being displayed on a football pitch again, such is how good Lionel Messi has been.
1. Giant tortoises Giant tortoises are of different species and are mainly found in two remote groups of tropical islands, the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador and Fregate Island in Seychelles. Its height ranges from 69-91cm with a body length of 122-152cm. The Galapagos Giant Tortoise has a weight of 150-250kg, which is much more than that of an adult male Giant Panda.
Lionel Messi scored a goal for Argentina in their Copa America match against Ecuador. The 34 years old has added another goal to his tally in the 2021 Copa America. Lionel Messi displayed an outstanding performance for his side in the match. The Argentine captain helped his side to book a spot in the Copa America semi-finals.
At the age of 34, Lionel Messi is still showing the world why he has 6 Balon D'or awards to his name. He keeps breaking old records and creating new ones in the game of soccer. This year's Copa America has been a successful one for him with Argentina now in the Semifinals, following their 3-0 win against Ecuador in the quarter finals.
The conmebol 2022 World Cup Qualifiers are back for the October international window. Brazil continue atop the standings, Argentina dropped two points, and Ecuador shone again. Here, check out the results, next round games, and how things stand after marchday11. Nearly a month, the South American 2022 World Cup Qualifier returned with a new triple - fixture, just like in September.
Cristiano Ronaldo remains the player with the most hat-tricks in the 21st century in Europe's top five leagues. The portuguese winger has scored an incredible 57 hat-tricks in all Competitions. He almost scored another Hat-trick in the premier league game against Newcastle United. However, Lionel Messi scored his 55th Hat-trick against Ecuador during the World Cup qualifications.
Argentina Legendary attacker Lionel Messi guided his side Argentina to the Semi-final of the 2021 Copa America after Argentina defeated Ecuador 3-0 in the quarterfinals on Sunday morning. The Argentine Captain, Lionel Messi recorded two assists and a superb free-kick goal against Ecuador in the quarterfinals of the Copa America.
Alex Quiónez, an Ecuadorian sprinter, was fatally shot in the port city of Guayaquil early Saturday, according to police. Quiónez, 32, became a national hero in 2012 when he reached the final of the 200 meters at the London Olympics, finishing seventh behind Usain Bolt.
After missing an opportunity in the opening minutes of the game, Messi provided an assist by quickly keeping the ball in play after Gonzalez was fouled near Ecuador’s box. He also provided the second assist of the game after he dropped a simple pass for Lautaro Martinez who quickly converted the opportunity, giving Argentina a comfortable 2 – 0 lead.
Argentina didn't disappoint their fans yesterday as they beat Ecuador 3-0 in their quarter-finals match. Argentina team was led by Messi as their captain who participated directly in the three goals scored with two assists and one goal. Ecuador team also tried their best during the 90 minutes game but was unable to score.
Argentina is into the semifinals of the 2021 Copa America thanks to an amazing performance from Lionel Messi. The Barcelona star delivered another man of the match performance to help his country to a 3-0 win over Ecuador in the quarterfinal stage. They will now battle with Colombia for a place in the finals and another shot at the trophy which has so often eluded them in recent years.
Indeed Messi is a genius, his efforts in the 2021 Copa America quarter-final can never be overemphasized, he did his best to have ensured a safe victory for Argentina in Estadio Olimpico Pedro Ludovic. Ecuador made a great impact in Copa America by making it to the critical point of the competition before been eliminated by Argentina yesterday.
Photo Credit: South China Morning Post. Argentina hosted Colombia for the second semi final match of 2021 Copa America at the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia Stadium. Lionel Messi, the top scorer (4) and top assist creator (5) in the tournament, led Argentina to the semi final, after his crucial and outstanding performance against Ecuador in the quarter finals, he provided two assists and scored a stunning free kick.
Rodrigo de Paul, lautaro Martinez and Lionel Messi were all on target as Argentina defeated Ecuador on Sunday. Lionel Messi scored a free kick and made two assists as Argentina defeated Ecuador on Sunday to send them to the Copa America semi final where they will be playing against Colombia.
Argentina and Brazil will face each other in the Copa America 2021 final this Saturday, July 10, at Maracana Stadium in Río de Janeiro. Arguably the greatest rivalry in the international game will write its next chapter on Saturday night when Brazil and Argentina meet in the Copa America final.
Football icon and Argentine talisman, Lionel Messi has been phenomenal for the Lionel Scaloni's side in the ongoing Copa America from the group stage hitherto. The six times Balloon d'or winner has been firing from all cylinders for the Argentine team and as such played significant roles in his team's success as they qualified for the quarter finals as the Group leader, before thrashing Ecuador to book a spot in the last four.
A semi final clash with Colombia on July 7, awaits Lionel Messi and his teammates having defeated Ecuador 3-0 in the quarter finals of the Copa America. Lionel Messi as usual was a handful for the opponent's defence as he assisted Argentina's first two goals before scoring a wonderful free kick which left many including some of his teammates in awe.
With his previous catastrophic experiences in the COPA America, is Lionel Messi set to win his first senior international trophy? The Argentine has had a lot of set back in the past with many depressible loss in three consecutive finals. Argentina lost Copa America final in 2014, 2015 and 2016.After the loss in the 2016 final, Messi announced his retirement but Shortly after that, he came back again to play for Argentina.
Leo Messi is one of the world's best free-kick takers now, taking multiple free-kicks and scoring 80% of them. Earlier Argentina defeated Ecuador with a full-time score of 3:0, with Leo Messi scoring the last goal at the 93rd minutes. Leo Messi was named the man of the match after he scored a single goal and with two assists, meanwhile scored an amazing free-kick before the final whistle was blown by the Referee.