Messi Shines For Argentina

Lionel MessiLionel Messi orchestrated Argentina’s 6-1 thrashing of Paraguay in the semi finals of the Copa America overnight. The Barcelona wizard set up five of those goals, two of which were scored by Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria. Argentina will play hosts Chile in Saturday’s final. Goals from Carli Lloyd and Kelley O’Hara saw the United States beat Germany 2-0 to progress to the final of the Womens World Cup. The other finalists will be decided in the small hours of tomorrow morning, with defending champions Japan facing England in Edmonton from midnight, Irish time. Elsewhere last night, Shamrock Rovers came away from their Europa League qualifier first leg in Luxembourg with a scoreless draw with Progrès Niederkorn.