There are so many outstanding Leo Messi clips from Argentina 3 – Colombia 0 (videos)

Leo Messi - what a legend!
Leo Messi – what a legend!

Leo Messi inspires Argentina again…

Cristiano Ronaldo is going to win the individual awards for 2016. We all know this.

And, this is not an article where we argue that Messi should win France Football’s Ballon d’Or, or FIFA’s player of 2016, since we have done that elsewhere.

But, Leo Messi was on a different planet against Colombia in World Cup qualifying last night and to see some of the clips below, you have to wonder if there is a better player in world football right now.

Messi bags a goal and two assists

To recap, Argentina were in real trouble going into their World Cup qualifier against Colombia on Tuesday night having lost to Brazil last week and sitting in 6th in the South American qualification table.

Then came an extraordinary performance from Messi.

On 10 minutes, Leo Messi opened the scoring with a stunning free-kick that gave Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina no chance at all.

Extraordinary Leo Messi

Pretty much any goalkeeper in the world would have failed to stop it, so perfect was it struck, in off the bar.

Messi was not done there either.

On 23 minutes, Messi set up Lucas Pratto for a headed goal with an inch perfect cross.

And, with six minutes remaining, Messi set up Angel Di Maria with a quite stunning run, having won the ball back thanks to some excellent pressing.

At the start of the move for the third, Messi also tried an audacious flick for Enzo Perez that is just jaw dropping!

There is also another clip below of Messi’s outstanding run in the second half, where he skips past five players!

Final score: Argentina 3 – Colombia 0. A display from Messi for the ages. Outstanding!

Leo Messi free-kick goal v Colombia

Leo Messi free-kick goal in slow motion v Colombia

Leo Messi free-kick goal in slow motion v Colombia, from the stands

Leo Messi assist for Lucas Pratto v Colombia

Leo Messi assist for Angel Di Maria v Colombia

Leo Messi’s insane run v Colombia

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