With two assists and a fantastic goal from a freekick, Lionel Messi led Argentina to an easy account for Ecuador 3-0 victory in Goiania on saturday to set up a Copa America semifinal clash with Colombia. Rodrigo De Paul and Lautaro Martinez fired up with two stunning individual goals.

Lionel Messi scored his 76th international goal and is now only one shy of Pele for the South American record and kept his dream of winning his first major international title alive.

Argentina’s rival at the Mane Garrincha Stadium on Tuesday will be Colombia, which earlier overcame Uruguay on penalties with 0-0 draw. The other semifinal will feature defending champions Brazil and Peru.


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