Argentina’s Lionel Messi hugs goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez during the penalty shootout of their Copa America semi-final match against Colombia at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia on Tuesday. Agence France-Presse
Lionel Messi scored a penalty but Argentina missed out on the chance to take over top spot of South American World Cup qualifying from rivals Brazil after a 1-1 draw with Chile on Thursday. Messi also clipped the woodwork and forced three
Lionel Messi celebrated his record 148th international cap with two goals as Argentina trounced Bolivia 4-1 to clinch top spot in Copa America Group A on Monday. Messi — who had equalled Javier Mascherano’s Argentinian caps record
The Barcelona captain, who is on international duty in Brazil for his country at the ongoing Copa America, was surprised by a midnight party thrown by his Argentina teammates.
The Dubai Police combination of Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi powered their way to a 11.77 secs third race victory from Tomaso Polli and Matteo Nicolini in six, opening up a 13-point championship lead from Tayer and Mansoori in Abu Dhabi 5.
Racing at Sharjah on Saturday was highlighted by the fourth edition of the GCC Cup, a 1700m conditions contest afforded prestige status, carrying a prize fund of Dhs150,000 and won in a thrilling finish by Al Mustafiz, the race going to Oman as it had last season when it was staged in January.
Atkins beat Russian Sergei Perelgin, who finished second, 32 seconds behind the champion, and former two-time world champion Jonathan Albon, who came in third.