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Lionel Messi scores, Argentina march into Copa America final with 2-0 win vs Canada

Lionel Messi scores, Argentina march into Copa America final with 2-0 win vs Canada

Argentina will look to capitalize on their momentum and secure another Copa America title, further cementing their legacy as one of the greatest international teams in history.

Lionel Messi finally found his scoring touch in the Copa America 2024, guiding Argentina to a 2-0 victory over Canada and a spot in the championship match.

Lionel Messi quirky goal

After going scoreless throughout the group stage, Lionel Messi opened his account with a slightly unorthodox goal early in the second half. A shot from Enzo Fernandez took a deflection off Messi’s boot, finding its way past the Canadian goalkeeper for a crucial 2-0 lead.

Early advantage for Argentina vs Canada

Argentina started strong, with Julian Alvarez converting a pass from Rodrigo De Paul in the 23rd minute to put them ahead. This goal, combined with Messi’s second-half strike, proved enough to secure the win.

Canada’s Copa America dream run ends

Despite putting up a valiant effort, Canada’s historic run in the Copa America came to an end. The team, playing in their first ever Copa America tournament, reached the semifinals after defeating the likes of Brazil and the United States. However, they were unable to overcome the experience and firepower of Argentina.

Argentina aim for Back-to-Back Copa titles

With the win, Argentina sets their sights on their second consecutive Copa America title. They will face the winner of the upcoming Colombia vs. Uruguay semifinal, scheduled for Wednesday. A victory in the final would solidify Argentina’s position as a dominant force in South American football and give them their third major international trophy in just four years.

This match also marked the second last appearance for veteran winger Angel Di María in Argentina’s iconic blue and white jersey. The 36-year-old was substituted in the 78th minute to a warm ovation from the crowd.

Argentina will look to capitalize on their momentum and secure another Copa America title, further cementing their legacy as one of the greatest international teams in history.

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