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The States tried to react, but they just couldn’t deal with Argentina, ending the game without even having a shot on Sergio Romero’s goal. 22/06/2016 As well as scoring – and becoming his country’s outright top goalscorer in the process with 55 – Messi also created two goals as the Albiceleste made light work of the hosts. Half an hour later Messi took Gabriel Batistuta’s record when he curled a free-kick from almost 30 yards into the top corner – in fact, it couldn’t have been any more in Guzan’s top corner. After defeats to Germany and Chile in finals in 2014 and 2015 respectively, Argentina will hope it’s third time luck when they take on either Colombia or Chile on Sunday. Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET Sport EN It took just three minutes for the Barcelona man to pick out Ezequiel Lavezzi, who in turn beat Brad Guzan to open the scoring. Gonzalo Higuain added his side’s third in the second half, getting on the end of a Lavezzi cross. And the Napoli front man scored his second, Argentina’s fourth, minutes from time, with Messi once again the creator. Lionel Messi scored a stunning free-kick as Argentina beat the United States 4-0 to advance to the final of the Copa America. Injuries to Lavezzi and Augusto Fernandez did taint the victory, but Gerardo Martino’s men will have their third shot at a trophy in as many years this weekend.