Video: Lionel Messi shows that even the best have off-days
But Argentina fans must curse that they usually occur for them
At one stage, Argentina were odds-on to end their 18-year silverware shortage by getting their hands on the Copa America trophy on home soil, but right now nothing is going to plan.
A 1-1 opening day draw with Bolivia has been followed by a goalless draw with Group A leaders Colombia, the consequence being that they head into their final game against Costa Rica with it all still to do.
And as if the results weren’t a big enough indication of how rotten things are for the Albiceleste right now, videos like the one above of Ballon d’Or holder Lionel Messi falling over trying to control a ball shows the scale of the crisis.
That wasn’t the best player in the world right now’s only faux pas either, as he also made a spectacular mess of a free-kick in a promising position…
The argument that the reason he fails to shine as much for Argentina is because his team-mates aren’t quite as special was however lended support by Ezequiel Lavezzi’s failure to make the most of this brilliant through ball…
Video credit: 101 Great Goals