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Lionel Messi brilliantly confronted by pitch invader

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Lionel Messi became Argentina's record scorer as they destroyed USA in the Copa America semi-final on Wednesday. 

The Barcelona superstar struck a wonderful free-kick for his national side in a rampant 4-0 victory. 

As you can imagine, then, Messi's performance has well and truly hogged the headlines, but there was actually another standout moment involving the 28-year-old. 

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Indeed, an Argentina supporter took it upon himself to run onto the field of play and brilliantly confront the national icon. 

And it's safe to say that it was one of the funniest moments of the Copa America tournament. 

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Messi confrontation 

Frist thing's first, there was absolutely no security in sight and that duly allowed the pitch invader to get his shirt signed by Messi. 

But then things started to escalate; the man opted to get on his knees and treat Messi like a god. Yes, this really did happen and you can see it below. 

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The fan took to his feet and opted to hug the technically gifted star on two occasions, before eventually making a run for it. 

Yeah, it was all rather comical, yet brilliant nonetheless. You have to credit Messi for his faultless reaction. 

Will Messi inspire Argentina to Copa America silverware? Have your say below! 

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