Stellar Names Turn Out For Chilean Charity Game, Lionel Messi Bags Brilliant Brace (Video)

Chris Wright

29th, July 2011


By Chris Wright

“All for charidee mate”

‘Friends of Lionel Messi’ took on ‘Friends of Marcelo Salas’ in Santiago, Chile last night in a benefit match that saw the likes of Cafu, Lucio, Edgar Davids, Ariel Ortega, the Milito brothers, Juventus new boy Arturo Vidal, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Radamel Falcao all turn out in order to raise money for the victims of heavy snowstorms in southern Chile.

As could’ve been expected with a roster like that, the goals flowed thick and fast all evening, with ‘Amigos Messi’ thoroughly whooping ‘Amigos Salas’ by 7 goals to 2.

Keep an eye out for L’il Leo’s brace (lovely Diego Milito back-heel assist at 1:08 and an impudent chip at 1:37), which were both a little bit special…