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Sunday, June 24, 2012
Messi stars in Masters tour

ESPN staff

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez grabbed hat-tricks as the Stars side drew 7-7 with the Masters on Saturday night as part of the World Soccer masters tour.

The game saw two sides of top players from the world game take the field under the leadership of managers Fabio Capello and Dunga in an exhibition encounter.

Edinson Cavani's 88th minute goal had appeared to give the Stars side the win, but Argentine hero Ariel Ortega popped up to convert a penalty kick in the final minute to restore parity.

A crowd of 48,327 turned up in Miami for the final stop of the series, following other similar events in Cancun, Mexico and Bogota, Colombia.

Other Stars players amongst the goals were Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez and Nene, while Didier Drogba and Diego Milito scored for the Masters side. USA internationals Carlos Bocanegra and Maurice Edu were also included.




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