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VIDEO: Watch Lionel Messi embarrass Paraguay defenders to lead Argentina rout

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Argentina’s Lionel Messi kicks the ball during a Copa America semifinal soccer match against Paraguay at the Ester Roa Rebolledo Stadium in Concepcion, Chile, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Argentina beat Paraguay 6-1 in the Copa America semifinals on Tuesday, setting up a final against host Chile.(AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)


It’s okay. Whether you are watching the video below on your desktop, laptop, table or phone, it’s okay to stand up and applaud brilliance.

Lionel Messi, as we all know, is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, players to ever grace a soccer pitch.

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During Argentina’s 6-1 humbling of Paraguay in the Copa America semifinal, the Barcelona legend once again proved just how good he is. Picking up the ball 50-yards from goal he knocked it past one Paraguayan defender before drawing in another two. He then flicked the ball past both of them and hopped through their challenges in one movement as the duo clattered into each other. Sublime.

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Messi didn’t score against Paraguay, but he had three assists and this surging run to carve open Paraguay and set up Angel Di Maria for the fourth goal wasn’t even classified as a helper.

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Sit back, relax and enjoy this majestic run in the video below from BeIN Sports.

Bonus: here are Messi’s three assists during the game, just to hammer home his greatness...

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