Video: Lionel Messi beats Arsenal goalkeeper with incredible free-kick for Argentina

Messi's magical free-kick beats David Ospina
Messi's magical free-kick beats David Ospina

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:

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: