Messi Lights Up COPA America
Argentina beats Ecuador scoring 3-0 at the COPA America semifinals.
Lionel Messi records two assists and scores a goal, leading Argentina to a 3-0 victory over Ecuador, which qualifies them for the Copa America semi-finals.
Rodrigo de Paul scored the first goal for Argentina in the 39th minute, before Lautaro Martínez added the second goal in the 85th minute and Messi the third goal in the 92nd minute.
This is the Barcelona star's fourth goal so far, placing him at the top of the scorers' list.
In addition, Argentina is now qualified for the semi-finals, where it will face, next Wednesday, Colombia, who beat Uruguay 4-2 during penalties after a 0-0 draw.
In the other semi-final game, Brazil will play Peru next Tuesday.