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Lionel Messi Curls Home Sensational Free-Kick For Argentina In Copa America Opener

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Lionel Messi Curls Home Sensational Free-Kick For Argentina In Copa America Opener

Lionel Messi produced a moment of magic to score a stunning free-kick in Argentina's Copa America opener against Chile.

Messi let rip from 25 yards out as he picked out the top corner to give his side the lead on Monday.

With his trusted left-foot, he curled a stunning strike over the wall and into the back of the net.

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Messi's goal sent social media wild.

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One tweeted: "Messi taking free kicks like they're penalties again in the Copa America."

A second wrote: "Lionel Messi with an absolute blinder of a free kick."

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A third added: "Messi doing Messi things. Too easy for him."

His strike brought up his 73rd international goal. He also surpasses Gabriel Batistuta as Argentina's top scorer in competitive matches with 39 goals.

Messi's goal was cancelled out by Eduardo Vargas who struck in the second-half to secure a point for Chile.

Argentina resume their campaign against Uruguay on Saturday, while Chile take on Bolivia on Friday.

Featured Image Credit: Copa America

Topics: Football News, Football, Lionel Messi, Argentina, Copa America

Nasir Jabbar
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