In a strange turn of events, Argentina were looking unlikely to participate in the forthcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, and needed a comprehensive win over Ecuador as a last-gasp effort to join the global showpiece.
Of course, if anyone was going to make that a reality, it was Lionel Messi himself. The Argentine superstar completely dominated Argentina and Ecuador’s World Cup qualifier last night, scoring three great goals to secure his team their World Cup spot.
And it wasn’t easy-going either, as Ecuador scored the opening goal within the first minute.
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Check out the highlights of Messi’s (ridiculous) brilliance below: