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Argentina reaches Copa America final as Messi achieves another historical milestone

Last night, Argentina defeated Canada 2-0 to secure their place in the final of Copa America 2024. Julian Alvarez opened the score in the 22nd minute of the match, and Leo Messi completed the score with an easy tap-in shortly after the break.

Lionel Messi, the heart and soul of the Argentine national team, brought his career tally to an astounding 109 goals in 186 appearances for Argentina. With this goal, Messi passed Ali Daei for the second-most men’s international goals of all time, trailing only Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi’s contribution in Copa America is equally impressive, with 14 goals in 38 appearances throughout his career in the tournament.

After the match, Messi shared his thoughts on the significance of this moment in his illustrious career. “Yes, I am aware that these are the last battles… I am enjoying them to the fullest” Messi said. “It’s not easy to be in a final again, we need to enjoy, enjoy every moment.”

With their victory, Argentina moves one step closer to claiming the Copa America title, a feat that would be a fitting tribute to Messi’s incredible career. Argentina will learn their opponent in the final tonight, as Colombia and Uruguay contest for a place in the title-deciding match. The final promises to be a spectacle, with Argentina poised to give their all in pursuit of glory.