Lionel Messi, Argentina handle Germany

August 16, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
It wasn't so long ago that Lionel Messi was being criticized for failing to translate his Barcelona form on the international stage.

Not any more.

The reigning three-time FIFA Player of the Year took his tally for Argentina to nine goals in his last five matches by scoring the team's second in a 3-1 win over 10-man Germany on a busy round of exhibitions on Wednesday.

World champion Spain beat Puerto Rico 2-1 away in its first match since retaining its continental ...

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