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Fight: Lavezzi Kicks and Punch Marcelo during the Argentina v Brazil Football Match

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Lavezzi Marcelo "Lionel Messi" "Lionel Messi hat-trick" "Lionel Messi vs Brazil" "Argentina vs Brazil" "Argentina 4-3 Brazil" Euro 2012 UEFA Football FIFA Goal Goals Soccer Euro 2012 highlights Football Soccer Euro Cup Football: Netherlands vs Denmark opening ceremony England fans "Euro 2012 Football" "Euro cup 2012" "Euro cup" "Euro Cup Football" "Sports News" "Breaking news" "Liga España" "Miami Dolphins" Goals goal live streaming, sopcast, "la liga",veetle, online, tv, Real Madrid, Mallorca, Spanish Primera Division, Spain La Liga BBVA, 2011/2012, Highlight, video goal, goal highlight Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Argentina beat arch-rivals Brazil 4-3 in an end-to-end friendly on Saturday, dealing a blow to the Brazilians as they wrapped up their preparations for the London Olympics. Messi levelled the scores after 31 minutes after Gonzalo Higuain robbed Brazilian captain Sandro and fed the striker with a defense-splitting pass for him to shoot low into the corner of the goal. Within three minutes, the diminutive striker ran clear again to put Argentina 2-1 up, collecting a pass from Angel di Maria and rounding Brazilian goalkeeper Rafael Cabral. A young Brazil side, facing a more experienced Argentina, had opened the scoring in the 23rd minute when a quickly taken free-kick found Romulo, who banged in the goal as Argentinas defenders appealed in vain for offside. After half time, Brazil got back in the game when Oscar scored from close range after 56 minutes and then reclaimed the lead when Hulk took advantage of a fumble by Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero to score. Argentina stormed back quickly in a rollercoaster game as Federico Fernandez headed in from a corner in the 75th minute. Then, with six minutes of normal time left, Messi scored the best goal of the game with a trademark run and an unstoppable shot into the top corner of the goal from outside the penalty area. 'Its always beautiful to beat Brazil and I am very happy with my three goals,' Messi told reporters after the game. Messi has been criticized in the past for not repeating for the national side his brilliant form with Spanish giants Barcelona that earned him the World Player of the Year title for the last three years. But Saturdays hat-trick was Messis second in three matches for Argentina and his tally for the national side now stands at 26 in 70 matches. Messi thanked his parents for the turnaround. 'They more than anyone else know what I suffered in the national team during the bad times I went through. They were always by my side then and now they are having as much fun as me.' Argentinas coach Alejandro Sabella paid tribute to Messi. 'Thankfully for us, hes Argentine and we can enjoy having him in our team,' Sabella told a news conference. 'Hes an exceptional player who is going through an exceptional phase.' Brazilian coach Mano Menezes was left scratching his head about Messi who made the difference in a game in which Brazil created a string of scoring opportunities. 'No one in the world has found a solution (to playing against him),' Menezes said. 'He had four chances and scored three goals...Against some players you cannot give any space and perhaps we gave him too much.' Brazils Marcelo and Argentinas Ezequiel Lavezzi were sent off for an altercation in injury time. Jose Mourinho, Fabio Capello, Arsene Wenger, Sir Alex Ferguson, Harry Redknapp, Sven Goran Eriksson, Rafa Benitez, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Newcastle United, West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Cricket, Rugby, Olympics, Tennis, World Cup, UEFA, Champions League, Premier League, Championship, Racing, Football, Golf, Formula 1 Wayne Rooney "Wayne Rooney (Football Player)" Champions Soccer Chelsea Manchester Highlights Goals United Arsenal Liverpool "Champions League" "Manchester United" Cup "Breaking News" "English Premier league" EPL Football "Manchester City" "Watch Rooney goal" Soccer Football Champions Norwich League Goal Arsenal Highlights...