Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a free-kick against USA during their Copa America Centenario semifinal football match in Houston, Texas, United States, on June 21, 2016. AFP / Omar Torres
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Lionel Messi's goalscoring exploits at the Copa America Centenario have rewritten his country's record books and left Argentina on the brink of a first major title for 23 years.In three finals dating back to the climax of the 2007 Copa America, when Messi lined up in an Argentina side that was beaten 3-0 by Brazil in Venezuela, the Albiceleste have failed to find the back of the net.Tuesday's 4-0 semifinal drubbing of the United States took Argentina's tournament goals tally to 18 in five matches, or 3.6 goals per game.Last year, Messi was superb as Argentina demolished Paraguay 6-1 in the semifinals of the Copa America with the best attacking display of the tournament.Messi now believes Argentina have emerged stronger from the setbacks.
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