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WATCH: Lionel Messi scores his first goal of 2024 Copa America against Canada in semi-finals

The Albiceleste won 2-0 to reach the finals…

Argentina beat Canada 2-0 to reach the finals of the 2024 Copa America, with Lionel Messi bagging his first goal of the tournament. The Argentine skipper doubled their advantage in the 51st minute by poking home a shot from Enzo Fernandez beyond Canadian goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau.

The Maple Leaves claimed offside but replays showed Messi’s positioning was perfect, allowing the goal to stand. That was his 109th goal for the national team, surpassing Iran’s legend Ali Daei to become the second-highest scorer of all-time, behind only arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo (130).

Watch the star’s goalscoring moment here:

Argentina will play the winners of Uruguay vs Colombia in Sunday’s final at the Miami Gardens.

Back-to-back Copa America titles for Argentina?

Argentina are just one game away from retaining their Copa America trophy and given their form, they enter the contest as favorites. Although he has completed football, Lionel Messi will be gunning to add another medal to his impressive collection.

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