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WATCH: Substitute Messi’s vicious free kick, hat trick lead Argentina to rout Panama

Argentina v Chile: Group D - Copa America Centenario

SANTA CLARA, CA - JUNE 06: Lionel Messi #10 of Argentina stands for the playing of Argentina’s National Anthem prior to the start of thier game against Chile during the 2016 Copa America Centenario Group match play between Argentina and Chile at Levi’s Stadium on June 6, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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Lionel Messi subbed into the match in the 61st minute, scored within minutes and then did it again to break open Argentina’s Copa America group stage match with Panama.

The second goal was a sensational free kick, a left-footed swipe that bent at a vicious angle to zip inside the near post.

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Argentina is onto the knockout rounds with a 5-0 win in a cagey match at Soldier Field in Chicago on Friday.

Nicolas Otamendi headed home and Angel Di Maria free kick in the 7th minute, but Panama held 1-0 into halftime. Sergio Aguero rounded out the scoring.

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Here are all three of Messi’s goals.

That didn’t take long! Leo Messi nets his 51st international goal to double Argentina’s lead. #ARGvPAN #MyCopaColors

— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 11, 2016

Stop it, Lionel Messi. Just stop it. #ARGvPAN #MyCopaColors #CopaAmerica

— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 11, 2016

Lionel Messi: Simply. Incredible. #ARGvPAN #MyCopaColors #CopaAmerica

— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 11, 2016

The loss leaves Panama to duke it out with Chile on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Each has three points, with Bolivia holding zero.

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