Lionel Messi
Jun 21, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Argentina midfielder Lionel Messi (10) kicks the ball during the second half for an assist against the United States in the semifinals of the 2016 Copa America Centenario soccer tournament at NRG Stadium. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Last night, at the first semifinals game of the Copa América Centenario, Argentina beat the U.S. team 4-0, thanks to two goals from their superstar Lionel Messi.

With his 55th goal, Messi surpassed legendary player Gabriel Batistuta’s 54-goal tally, making him the biggest scorer in Argentina’s history.

The Barcelona forward broke the record with a free kick that went straight to the net through the top right corner. “I am happy to have surpassed Batistuta’s record and I want to thank my teammates, it’s theirs as well,” said the 28-year-old footballer.

Watch the majestic goal in the following videos.

This is not only great news for Messi, but it also means that his national team is one step closer to winning the Copa América that has been eluding Argentina for over two decades, since 1993.

Adding to his 26 trophies, the most in Spain’s football history, Messi already has a Guinness World Record for the most goals in a calendar year with 91 goals, plus the all-time scoring record for Barcelona with 427 goals as of January 2016.

As if those were not enough, the soccer superstar is also the first player to get five FIFA Ballon d’Or placements, three first places and two second places. He was the youngest player to score 200 goals in La Liga at 25 years old.

Tonight, Messi and the rest of the Argentina team will know who they will face to fight for the Copa; will it be Colombia or Chile?

The final of Copa America Centenario game will be on June 26 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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