VIDEO: Lionel Messi scores amazing goal

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Lionel Messi put Argentina up 1-0 early on in a must-win game against Nigeria and it was a beauty.

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Messi, 31, had the weight of his nation on his shoulders heading in this match with La Albiceleste in turmoil after gaining just one point from their first two Group D games.

A long ball over the top from Ever Banega was tricky for anyone to control but this is Messi we are talking about. He controlled it with his left thigh at full speed, then took a touch before smashing across goal and into the far corner.

What a moment as Argentina’s fans inside the stadium in Saint Petersburg went wild.

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Take a look at Messi’s moment of magic below.

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