World Cup Qualifiers 2018 
November 15, 2016, 8:30 pm
Argentina
3 - 0
Colombia
Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario
Attendance: 24,000
Argentina

Match Report

Lionel Messi Di Maria Pratto

Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and Lucas Pratto all scored against Colombia

Lionel MESSI did what only Lionel MESSI can do as he lead Argentina to a 3-0 win.

In what can only be described as a do or die match for Argentina, Lionel MESSI had a goal (one of his very best) and two assists as Argentina got a massive 3-0 win against Colombia. The captain lead by example with a memorable performance just when his country needed him the most.

His goal was of the highest class, a fantastic free kick which hit the crossbar and went in. His first assist was very similar to the one he gave Gonzalo HIGUAIN at the 2011 Copa America against Uruguay. A cut in from the right, a swirvling cross and it was Lucas PRATTO who put it in the net to give Argentina a 2-0 lead going into the second half. The third goal had MESSI’s fingerprints all over it. Receiving the ball, he flicked it with a backheel to Enzo PEREZ who put it through the legs of the Colombian player (PEREZ lost the ball in the process), Lionel won it back, passed it to DI MARIA who scored the third of the match.

For full match highlights and goals, click here.

Lineup

Name GLS Cards
1 Yellow Card
Yellow Card
Yellow Card
Yellow Card
1
10 Lionel Messi (c)
1

Substitutes

Name GLS Cards
8 Enzo Pérez ← Éver Banega
20 Marcos Acuña ← Ángel Di María
9 Gonzalo Higuaín ← Lucas Pratto