Messi, Higuain lift Argentina to 4-1 win

Oct 09, 2011, 07:03 IST | AFP

Barcelona ace Lionel Messi enjoyed a commanding debut as Argentina skipper as his country opened their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 4-1 win over Chile on Friday.

Messi scored once while Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain hit a hat-trick to give new coach Alejandro Sabella a triumphant start in his first competitive match.

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