|Sunday, 10 June 2012 20:13|
NEW JERSEY: Argentina wizard Lionel Messi was on cloud nine after contributing with a memorable hat-trick as they edged Brazil 4-3 in a thriller at MetLife Stadium this morning, insisting the sheen was not taken off by the fact it was a friendly.
Messi was certainly the headline act in a sensational contest in front of 82,000 fans between the South American giants which saw the 24-year-old seal the win with a superb third goal in the 85th minute.
The Chileans took the lead with only five minutes left on the clock through Matias Fernandez. The second goal was scored in stoppage time by Charles Araguiz.
In another match, Bolivia defeated Paraguay 3-1.