Lionel Messi played a part in all four of Argentina’s goals in their 4-0 win against the United States on Tuesday night.
He became the team’s all-time leading goal scorer with this free-kick goal in the 32nd minute of the game. Those that tuned in to watch the 2016 Copa America Centenario semifinals got to watch this thing of beauty.
Brad Guzan stood no chance against this perfectly-placed rocket.
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 22, 2016
It started when he laced these up.
Messi's cleats pic.twitter.com/zSbDTT3J0C
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) June 22, 2016
It ended with him scoring his 55th international goal, passing Gabriel Batistuta.
Lionel Messi's 55th career international goal sets an Argentina record.
Argentina leads 2-0 pic.twitter.com/53nXohPCzc
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 22, 2016
Messi finished the match with one goal and three assists.