Messi sets new goals record

  • England hopeful of good outing at Euros

Top of form Lionel Messi b e c a m e Argentina’s leading scorer with a superb free-kick as they beat hosts, the USA, 4-0 to reach Sunday’s Copa America final. The Barcelona forward, 28, passed Gabriel Batistuta’s 54-goal tally with a 25-yard strike.
Messi provided the assistance for Ezequiel Lavezzi’s opener, then scored his stunner before Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain fired in to make it 3-0. Higuain scored with a tap-in in the 85th minute to complete the rout.
Meanwhile, as England proceed into the knock-out stage of Euro 2016, Manager, Roy Hodgson, says he does not fear anyone in the knockout stages.
“I do not want to be too negative but we have had three games at Euro 2016 so far and we were held by Russia, who are the worst team in the tournament. We beat Wales with a last-minute goal and we could not score against Slovakia.
“It is not a total disaster finishing second in Group B, because we can still get a favourable tie, depending on who is runnerup in Group F among Portugal, Austria, Iceland and Hungary.
“I think this tournament is wide open, which is a big positive for England, but at the moment we should only be thinking about how we will get through the last 16,” Hodgson says.