The Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi made a surprising return to international football just two months after the striker appeared to have retired from his Argentinean career.
The 29-year-old scored a long-range strike minutes before half-time and his stunning goal earned Argentina a 1-0 win against Uruguay in their World Cup qualifying campaign on Thursday night.
Messi is so good, he even scores after he retires.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 2, 2016
King Messi celebrating pic.twitter.com/kbJaxCssra
— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) September 2, 2016
Messi toying with these Uruguayans.
— Navid Molaaghaei (@navidjaaan) September 2, 2016
Messi is ridiculous tonight. He eh supposed to be carrying a knock?
— Ghost Piper (@Lauric_Etienne) September 2, 2016
Messi defines the art of football in many ways. He’s productive and clinical yet entertaining all at the same time. Ticks every box.
— FCB News (@FCBNewsRoom) September 2, 2016
— Leo Messi #10 (@WeAreMessi) September 2, 2016
Messi out there dribbling like its 2011 all over again, life’s too good man
— Missi (@MessiLob) September 2, 2016
Messi’s goal was so good. The way he turned around before the shot, his control when he received the ball. Everything 😍
— Josip (@jperkovic93) September 2, 2016
Messi chopping Godin down. The Lord’s work.
— Soci 101,978 (@kevvwill) September 2, 2016
What a nutmeg from Messi pic.twitter.com/4Itr6y9Y4Y
— Barça ❤️ (@VlSCABARCA) September 2, 2016
Penalty miss. Trophy loss. Heartbreak. Retirement. Comeback shortly. Play despite injury. Score. Celebrate madly. Messi is too messed up! 😍
— Devsaagar (@Devsaagar) September 2, 2016