WATCH: Lionel Messi’s incredible piece of skill drops Peruvian player twice in the span of 3 seconds

Lionel Messi has the most World Cup Qualifying goals in CONMEBOL history.

WATCH: Lionel Messi’s incredible piece of skill drops Peruvian player twice in the span of 3 seconds

(L-R) Franco Zanelatto Téllez , Lionel Messi, Nicolás González (Source: via Twitter/@ESPNFC)

Lionel Messi produced a sublime piece of skill in Argentina’s World Cup Qualifier – against Peru – causing his opponent to fall over twice in the span of a few seconds. 

Peruvian player, Yoshimar Yotún was made look silly after Lionel Messi’s ‘twisting and turning’ saw him slip twice in 3 seconds in an attempt to win the ball. Argentina coach, Lionel Scaloni had front-row seats to this display as the incident took place right before his eye, lifting his hand in awe as Messi dribbled past the players. His sentiment was also shared by the commentary box who had nothing but praises for the player’s brilliant display of skill, one of them being left speechless. Argentina ran out eventual, 2-nil winners on the night as Lionel Messi capped off a brilliant performance with a brace.  

Argentina’s win over Peru extends their perfect start in the World Cup Qualifiers, winning four games out of four. A clean sheet against Peru also means Argentina has yet to concede a goal in the Qualifiers this year. Lionel Messi currently leads the scoring charts with 3 goals and his 90-minute appearance against Peru indicates his injury could be a thing of the past. With the Copa America just 8 months away, Messi’s apparent recovery from his muscle injury will give the Argentine National Team a boost in their efforts to retain the title.

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Lionel Messi capped off his return to Argentina’s Starting XI with a brace

Against Peru, Lionel Messi made Argentina’s starting XI for the first time since coming off with an injury against Ecuador in early September. The Argentine was completely left out of the squad in the following match against Bolivia and made a 37-minute appearance in the game against Paraguay.

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi (Source: via Twitter/@FIFAWorldCup)

On his return as captain of Argentina, Lionel Messi capped off a brilliant performance scoring a brace and helping the team secure all three points on their road to the 2026 World Cup. Lionel Messi’s first goal game came through a quick counterattack with a searching ball from Nicolás González, finding Messi in the middle of the box, who smashed it into the back of the net. His second goal – 10 minutes later – came similarly, this time with Enzo Fernandez feeding the ball to Messi who slotted the ball into the bottom left corner of the goal.   

The Argentine now returns to play his final two games of the MLS season as he faces Charlotte FC twice.

For Inter Miami, in 11 games for the David Beckham-backed MLS club, he has recorded 11 goals and eight assists, and the club has an unbeaten record of 10-1-0 (W-D-L) in games Messi has played in. Messi has won one trophy with Inter Miami so far: the 2023 Leagues Cup. Messi had a debut straight out of a movie script as After coming on a substitute in the 54th minute, he scored Inter Miami’s match-winner from a free kick in the third minute of stoppage time. Over a month into his tenure with Inter Miami, Messi made his MLS regular season debut — and he didn’t disappoint. Coming on as a substitute in the 60th minute, Messi scored Miami’s second goal to seal the 2-0 win.

Inter Miami’s visit to the defending MLS Cup champions marked one of the most-demanded tickets in MLS’ 27-year history. Messi’s first assist came in the 51st minute after placing a perfect through ball to Jordi Alba, who scored the match’s second goal. Messi passed to Leonardo Campana, who had a wide-open shot at the net, in the 83rd minute.

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