LIONEL MESSI’S MASTERCLASS HAT-TRICK CATAPULTS ARGENTINA TO RUSSIA 2018 WORLD CUP
A masterclass performance from Lionel Messi’s raised Argentina from the brink of an embarrassing World Cup exit with a 3-1 win in Ecuador. Messi scored the hat-trick that makes a the hero of all time in Argentina history.
Argentina’s victory catapaulted them from sixth into the automatic qualification places joining Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia in booking a ticket to Russia for the FIFA World Cup 2018.
A 40 seconds early goal by Ecuador’s Renato Ibarra, had dampened the hopes of an entire nation and then Messi like a wounded lion put in one of the greatest individual performances in international football history by scoring a famous treble when it mattered most.