Lionel Messi continues to have one standout Copa America as a playmaker.
As Argentina was struggling to put away its high percentage goal-scoring opportunities in its quarter-final fixture against Ecuador, the side finally found the breakthrough goal following a top-class play by Messi.
The Argentine star managed to pick out Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul during a quick transition sequence.
From there, De Paul slotted home an open net goal for Argentina’s opener in the match.
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Messi has now recorded six goal contributions in this tournament.