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The photos of Lionel Messi’s record-breaking goal against the United States are spectacular.

By SI Wire
June 21, 2016

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Lionel Messi broke Argentina’s all-time record for goals scored with an amazing free kick against the United States on Tuesday.

Messi’s kick came from around 25 yards out, and seemed impossible to stop. The ball immediately launched off Messi’s left foot, slicing its way into the top-right corner of the net, easily gliding past the outstretched arms of Brad Guzan.

The video of the kick is great, but the photos of the shot are especially beautiful. Check out these amazing shots via Getty, starting with the aerial view:

The photos from behind Messi are also spectacular:

Argentina won the game 4–0 and advances to the Copa America final, while the USA will play in the third-place game.

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