Argentina 4-1 Venezuela Live! Messi On Target

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS, Sporting Alert – As expected, Lionel Messi starts for Argentina in tonight’s Copa America Centenario quarterfinal clash with Venezuela in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

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Messi started the three opening group games on the bench because of a back injury, but was quite impressive in his two appearances in the final two games of group play.

Messi will start alongside Gonzalo Higuaín and Nicolas Gaitán in the attack for Argentina, which was the only team to win all three of its games in group play.

The Barcelona forward scored a second half hattrick against Panama in a 5-0 hammering and then returned as a second half substitute against Bolivia in a 3-0 Argentina win.

The winner of Saturday’s quarterfinal will advance to play the United States in the semifinal on Tuesday.

Argentina: Sergio Romero, Ramiro Funes Mori, Nicolás Otamendi, Marcos Rojo, Gabriel Mercado, Javier Mascherano, Ever Banega, Augusto Fernández, Gonzalo Higuaín, Nicolás Gaitán, Lionel Messi

Venezuela: Daniel Hernandez, Oswaldo Vizcarrondo, Wilker Ángel, Rolf Feltscher, Alexander González, Arquimedes Figuera, Tomás Rincón, Luis Seijas, Alejandro Guerra, Josef Martinez, Salomon Rondon.

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