Lionel Messi put on a show in Argentina’s Copa America semifinal blowout

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Argentina beat Paraguay 6–1 in the Copa America semifinals. Lionel Messi did not score any of those goals, but he still won man of the match with a hat trick of assists and a jumble of Paraguayan body parts left in his wake (see above).

Some Messi-lights….

Here he is busting through defenders like a tiny freight train to set up Angel Di Maria for Argentina’s fourth goal:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Uk_EAFK3ZUY

Another brilliant move that didn’t quite result in a goal for him:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/3S3N0fBfEHs

And finally, his third assist brought the match’s final goal. And he wasn’t even standing up when he did it.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/jI5B0gLkb4I

Argentina will now face host nation Chile in the final, where this will probably happen…