Messi breaks Argentina record

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Lionel Messi has become Argentina’s all-time leading goal scorer after scoring in their 4-0 semi-final win over the USA in the Copa America.

Messi scored with a sublime free kick to break Gabriel Batsituta’s record of 54 national team goals. Messi was in fine form setting up Ezequeil Lavezzi for the opener and then scoring himself in the 32nd minute. Messi then set up Gonzalo Higuain for the fourth goal.

The victory sees Argentina book their place in the final of the competition.Speaking after the match Messi thanked his teammates.

“I am happy I am grateful to all my team-mates and everyone who I have had the chance to play with for Argentina. This record is thanks to them as well.