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Messi scoops MasterCard Man of the Match award

Lionel Messi had two reasons to celebrate after he was named MasterCard Man of the Match for his performance inArgentina’s 1-0 win over Uruguay.

The Barcelona forward helped La Albiceleste record their first victory at this year’s Copa América, though they were made to work hard for it in La Serena.

Sergio Agüero grabbed the only goal of the game, nodding home Pablo Zabaleta’s cross from the right to break the deadlock early in the second half.

A fiery encounter saw one man dismissed – Argentina manager Gerado Martino was given his marching orders by the referee before the break.

He had to watch on from afar as his side recorded a crucial victory, one that puts them on course to qualify from Group B.

They face Jamaica, who have lost both of their fixtures so far in this year’s tournament, in their final game of the round-robin stage.

Bron: ca2015.com