Lionel Messi helped set up five goals as Argentina trounced Paraguay 6-1 in the Copa America semifinals on Tuesday, setting up a final against host Chile.
Messi assisted in first-half goals by Marcos Rojo and Javier Pastore and one of Angel Di Maria’s second-half goals. The Barcelona star also helped set up the final two goals by Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain.
Striker Lucas Barrios scored the lone goal for Paraguay, which was trying to reach its second straight final in the South American tournament.
Boosted by the home crowd and its best generation of players in years, Chile will be trying to win its first Copa America on Saturday, while Argentina will be attempting to end a 22-year title drought to give Messi his first triumph with the national team.