Lionel Messi & Luis Suarez star with hat-tricks in 7-7 draw at the Miami World Soccer Masters

Close to 50,000 fans turned up in the rain for the World Soccer Masters on Saturday evening as a who’s who of world football (besides those playing at Euro 2012) produced a goal-laden exhibition match.

For the Black Masters, coach Dunga fielded a line-up that included Lionel Messi, Alessandro Nesta, Javier Mascherano, Marek Hamsik, Didier Drogba and Diego Milito.

The Red Masters were led by Fabio Capello and featured a front three of Luis Suarez, Radamel Falcao and Edinson Cavani, supported by Diego Forlan and Fabio Cannavaro.

Messi, on the eve of his 25th birthday, starred with a hat-trick and two assists for the Black Masters. This was the third charity game in a week for Messi (highlights of the matches in Mexico here and Bogota here.)

Luis Suarez also impressed with a hat-trick, the second of which featured a glorious Nuts! The likes of Edinson Cavani, Didier Drogba and Ariel Ortega were also on target during the 7-7 draw.

Highlights below. Followed by extended highlights and then a selection of the individual goals on show in Miami.

Black Masters 7 – Red Stars 7 (World Soccer Masters, June 23, 2012)

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Extended highlights

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Golazo! Lionel Messi (Black Masters) v Red Stars

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Lionel Messi (2) (Black Masters) v Red Stars

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Lionel Messi (3) (Black Masters) v Red Stars

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Didier Drogba (Black Masters) v Red Stars

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Golazo! Luis Suarez (2) (Red Stars) v Black Masters

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Golazo! Nene (Red Stars) v Black Masters

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