In what was the most important match for Argentina, the leader Lionel Messi delivered when it mattered the most.
Scoring a hattrick against Ecuadaor after having fallen within a minute off a strike from Ecuador’s Romario past Argentina’s Romero.
But the La Albiceleste did what he do best with the kind of attacking talent at their disposal. In the 11th minute, the little magical man, Leo picked up a pass ofrom Di Maria and slotted it home.
The second goal had Messi’s signature written all over it as Messi pressed hard high into the Ecuadorian backline and after getting the ball off of Ecuador, the goalkeeper Banguera had no chance.
The third goal was Messi just stomping his authority as he chipped past the goalkeeper after wrong-footing the three defenders that were marking him.
The win against Ecuador ensure that Lionel Messi & co head to Russia after securing a top four finish to the qualification stage.