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(Video) Lionel Messi capitalizes on a massive Ecuador error as he dishes off an effortless assist to Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez

Lionel Messi continues to star as an unselfish playmaker in the 2021 Copa America tournament.

As Argentina was searching for the pivotal second goal of its quarter-final fixture against Ecuador, Messi was presented with a golden opportunity.

An errant touch from Ecuador defender Piero Hincapie gifted Argentina with a major goal-scoring chance.

With Messi on the ball, he elected to play the role of a playmaker once again as he sent off a keen ball to Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, who finished off his shot attempt for the goal.

(Picture from FOX Sports 1)

Argentina is now in the semifinals of the Copa America where it will face off against Colombia.

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