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Messi plays charity match in Miami

06-25-2012 08:49 BJT

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Football's world player of the year Lionel Messi was in Miami on Saturday. He played in a World Masters Tour exhibition match on the day before his 25th birthday, with part of the proceeds going to the Messi Foundation.

Messi was the focus of the all the action on a rain-soaked occasion in Miami. The Barcelona striker tallied a unmatched record of 73 goals in all competitions last season, and he’d open the scoring himself for the Masters side.

Luis Suarez tied it at 1-all, and each side scored again before Messi struck a second time. Didier Drogba was also in the lineup. He just signed with the Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua Wednesday.

Suarez then scored two goals in two minutes. The Liverpool striker delivered a hat trick and it was 4-all right after halftime. The two sides ran the score to 6-5, with the Masters trailing the match. Then Messi hit his third to tie it at 6. The game finished 7-7. It was the final stop for the world football all-star tour.



Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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