Argentina came back to life thanks to Lionel Messi. Barcelona star has scored the goal in the series of World Cup South American qualifiers, against Colombia in the 3-0 victory, his shirt and figures “cougars” are impressive.

Messi has contributed 15 goals in 11 games played for the Argentine national team in 2016. He scored eight times in those matches and made other seven assists.

Of the last 12 goals scored by Argentine Messi on the pitch, captain South Americans contributed to ten, with four goals and six assists.

Argentina suffers World Cup qualifiers when Barcelona star is not on the field. In the five games they played Messi qualifications, the double world champion has four wins and a failure, and the remaining seven parties, which could not rely on Messi, has one success.

“The performance of Messi are crucial for us,” revealed coach of the National Team “albiceleste” Edgardo Bauza, after the match against Colombia, the five times winner of the “Golden Ball” scored superbly from a free kick from 30 meters and also managed two assists.

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