Video: Lionel Messi beats Arsenal goalkeeper with incredible free-kick for Argentina
The Barcelona star scored a truly magnificent free-kick while playing for his country in a World Cup qualifier last night.
Argentina played Colombia last night in the South American World Cup qualifying group, with La Albiceleste desperately needing a win to stay within touching distance of leaders Brazil and overtake qualification rivals Colombia.
Step forward Messi, who opened the scoring in a 3-0 home victory with this wonderstrike:
Messi free kick 1-0 https://t.co/NKIjnSdxpm— Barca World (@FCBarcelonaHome) November 15, 2016
You have to feel sorry for Arsenal stopper David Ospina - no keeper in world football is saving that scorcher.
It seems that Messi's new tattoo is having no bearing of the magical workings of his left leg.
The Barca genius assisted Argentina's other two goals as they clinched all three points in San Juan.
Unsurprisingly, Twitter fawned over the dazzing Messi display:
Turns out Messi did his thing and dragged Argentina with a fantastic performance, rocket free kick and two assists. Good.— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) November 16, 2016
Lionel Messi's free kick in slow motion. pic.twitter.com/e5J3kFlxNQ— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) November 16, 2016
Lionel Messi has been involved in 10 of Argentina's last 12 goals when he's played.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 16, 2016
Alien activity confirmed. 👽 pic.twitter.com/8JMZxIDI25
This is just ridiculous from Leo Messi!pic.twitter.com/KM7Zsnpvvp— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) November 16, 2016
How Leo Messi sees free-kicks 👀🎯 pic.twitter.com/HoCY6QLabN— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) November 16, 2016