South America qualifying review

Messi masterclass dazzles Ecuador

June 3, 2012
By ESPN staff
Argentina climbed top of the South American World Cup qualifying group as Lionel Messi inspired them to a comfortable 4-0 win over Ecuador.

Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Messi and Angel Di Maria scored a goal apiece, but it was the Barcelona man, often a source of frustration to Argentina fans, who took the applause of the home crowd.

Di Maria chipped the ball over the Ecuadorian defence after 20 minutes and Aguero scored with a cross-shot on his 24th birthday.

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