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Messi & Argentina close to elusive title

(AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

CONCEPCION, Chile (AP) Lionel Messi is a step closer to finally breaking through with Argentina.

The Barcelona star heads into the Copa America final with a chance to end his nation's 22-year title drought, and prove that he can replicate his club-level success with the national team.

Messi thrived in leading Argentina to a 6-1 rout of Paraguay in the semifinals on Tuesday, setting up a final against host Chile on Saturday.


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