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Lionel Messi Wins 40th Career Trophy As Argentina Claim Finalissima

Seven-time Ballon d’Or Lionel Messi was in incredible form as he inspired Argentina to victory over Italy at Wembley in the inaugural Finalissima.

The 34-year-old was almost unplayable as he registered two assists in a convincing 3-0 win on Wednesday night.

He set up Lautaro Martinez to open the scoring with a great run and beautiful low cross in the 28th minute.

Messi was the orchestra again late in the game after he forced the ball to Paulo Dybala in injury time to seal the victory.

Angel di Maria was also on the scoresheet.

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar has won his 40th career trophy as Argentina beat Italy.

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He has now led La Albiceleste to two international trophies in the space of eleven months, winning the Copa America and now the Finalissima.

Messi remains the world’s second-most decorated player in history. He is only behind Dani Alves with 42.

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