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Argentina, Yet another successive Copa America final

Argentina reached to yet another successive Copa America final. Argentina defeated the host USA, 4-0 in their route to the final. Messi, once again put the brilliant show with his masterclass with two assists and a brilliant free-kick to lead Argentina to 4-0 victory over USA.

Argentina was on score sheet within three minutes of play with Eziquiel Lavezzi goal from Messi assist.Then Messi once again stand tall on a free kick awarded to Argentina in 32nd minute. And, you can never deny him scoring from free-kicks when the ball is in his area. He chooses the top right corner and it brilliantly goes in top right corner. Messi’s brilliant free-kick leads Argentina 2-0. Gonzalo Higuain joined the party with his goal of the night in early second half at 50′ minute. Gonzolo Higuain scores on his own rebound after goalkeeper Brad Guzan makes a save at point-blank range. And to wrap up the scoring, Messi feeds Higuain in 87th minute to serve his brace of the night which took Higuain tally to four goals in the tournament.

Messi celebrated his freekick goal

 Lionel Messi with his brilliant free kick become Argentina all time leading goal scorer with 55 goals leaving behind Gabriel Batistuta. Messi has scored 5 goals in 4 appearances in this Copa America Centenario. Messi’s magic has worked this year, and hopefully it will continue in final on Sunday to achieve his first success with Argentina national team.

La Albiceleste has scored 18 goals in five matches so far in this Copa America edition. Messi has been instrumental in Argentina’s most of the goal scored so far. Messi has scored 5 goals and assisted 4 goals so far in Copa America 2016, and final is still to play. Argentina enjoyed 67% of ball possession as well against USA.

Argentina will play lucky third on Sunday

Argentina opening goal celebration

Argentina and Lionel Messi will play their third successive final in a major tournament in three years. They played World Cup 2014 final and lost in a dramatic fashion in extra time. They played Copa America 2015 final and lost to Chile on penalties. La Albiceleste needs little bit of luck this time and they may be able to win their lucky third.

Argentina will wait for their final opponent till today as Chile will take on Colombia in another semifinal match. Argentina will play the winner of this match on Sunday. Argentina will be looking ahead to clash with Chile in final to get the proper avenge against Chile beating them in final, although they have beaten them in their group game.

Argentina currently on second spot with 14 Copa America titles. Copa America Centenario title will feed them their 15th and they will equal Uraguay’s 15th title which is a record. Argentina have 23 years of trophy drought and they have played five finals since then, it may be their time to break the chain.

Argentina will play 28th final in Copa America. Argentina has reached the highest number of times in Copa America final. They have won it 14 times out of 27 and 28th to play on Sunday. Argentina will play yet another Copa America final and hope they will notch the title this time.

2 Comments

  1. Futbol*Diva

    June 22, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I hope Argentina wins it all!

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