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Messi leads Argentina over US 4-0, into Copa America final

Lionel Messi pretty much ended the United States' Copa America hopes in less than three minutes.

Argentina's diminutive dribbling and scoring machine showed the skills, speed and brilliance that made him a five-time world player of the year, exposing the huge gap between the U.S. and soccer's elite.

Messi set up Ezequiel Lavezzi's opening goal 175 seconds in, scored on a free kick to break Argentina's career scoring record and assisted on the second of Gonzalo Higuain's two goals in a 4-0 rout Tuesday night that put La Albiceleste into the Copa America final.

"We got outplayed badly by a very good team," U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said....

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