Messi sprinkles stardust in East End

ARGENTINA superstar Lionel Messi illuminated Upton Park for the first – and probably last – time last night when the World Cup finalists beat Croatia 2-1 in a glamour friendly at the home of West Ham. Messi scored the winning goal from the penalty spot, while former Hammers Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano also played. Anas Sharbini gave Croatia a shock lead but Cristian Ansaldi equalised with a deflected shot.

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