Messi scores stunner in Argentina draw, pays tribute to Maradona


Argentina midfielder Lionel Messi (10) celebrates his goal during the second half of Argentina's 4-1 win ...
Argentina midfielder Lionel Messi (10) celebrates his goal during the second half of Argentina's 4-1 win over Venezuela in quarter-final play in the 2016 Copa America Centenario soccer tournament at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

In Summary

  • Lionel Messi scored a stunning free kick as Argentina drew with Chile after the Copa America paid a spectacular tribute to Diego Maradona.
  • Messi curled home from the edge of the area towards the end of the first half of the Group A opener.

Lionel Messi scored a stunning free kick as Argentina drew 1-1 with Chile after the Copa America paid a spectacular tribute to Diego Maradona.

Messi curled home from the edge of the area towards the end of the first half of the Group A opener.

But Eduardo Vargas headed in an equaliser after Arturo Vidal’s penalty had been saved.

Just before kick-off, Argentina legend Maradona was remembered with a dazzling light and effects display.

It saw a holographic version of the 1986 World Cup winner perform kick ups before clips of his goals were projected on to the pitch.

Maradona, one of the greatest ever footballers, died in November last year at the age of 60.

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