Argentina beat Paraguay 6-1 in the Copa America semifinals. Lionel Messi did not score any of those goals, but he still won man of the match with a hat trick of assists and a jumble of Paraguayan body parts left in his wake (see above).
Here he is busting through defenders like a tiny freight train to set up Angel Di Maria for Argentina’s fourth goal:
Another brilliant move that didn’t quite result in a goal for him:
And finally, his third assist brought the match’s final goal. And he wasn’t even standing up when he did it.
Argentina will now face host nation Chile in the final, where this will probably happen…
Can’t wait for the Copa America final when Vidal drunkenly runs over Lionel Messi during warmups and Messi gets a red card for it.
— Brooks Peck (@BrooksDT) June 29, 2015