Today’s Picture of the Day features Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi celebrating his goal as Argentina beat Slovenia 2-0 in their last World Cup warm-up game. Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel di Maria came off the bench in the second half and a combined effort from the three of them saw Lionel Messi score his first goal for Argentina in 2014. Aguero headed down a pass from Di Maria to set up Messi, who calmly put the ball past Slovenia goalkeeper Vid Belec.

Picture of the Day - Lionel Messi strikes in comfortable Argentina victory

Earlier, Argentina made a measured start and took the lead with the first meaningful effort as Ricardo Alvarez’s well-placed strike beat Vid Belec in the Slovenia goal.


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