Argentina Football

Messi has been the tournament’s outstanding player

"(He is) one step ahead of all of us," De Paul told a virtual news conference on Monday. "For the first goal against Ecuador (in July 3 quarterfinal], for example, he saw me alone and luckily, it helped us to win."

Argentina beats Ecuador at Copa

In the dying moments of the match Messi scored Argentina’s third from a free kick from the edge of the box. It was his fourth goal in the tournament.