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Lionel Messi led Argentina to gold in Beijing 2:46

In the sweltering heat of the Bird's Nest stadium, Argentina defeats Nigeria 1-0 in the Olympic football final. Lionel Messi, the young Barcelona player whose participation in the Beijing 2008 Olympic football championship was threatened, proved the pivotal influence assisting the goal from Angel di Maria and regularly tormenting the Nigerian defence.

8/23/2008 12:00:00 AM

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