CONCEPCION, CHILE – Lionel Messi shines as Argentina defeated Paraguay 6-1 in the Copa America semifinals on Tuesday, setting up a final against host Chile.
Lionel Messi produced spectacular individual performance in the match as he helped set up five goals. Messi assisted in first-half goals by Marcos Rojo and Javier Pastore and one of Angel Di Maria’s second-half goals. The Barcelona star also helped set up the final two goals by Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain.
Messi was awarded best player of the match. “We’ve been playing well — we knew once we scored one goal, many more would come, and that’s what happened,” said Messi as he collected his man-of-the-match award.
Argentina will face Chile on Saturday in pumped up final of Copa America 2015.