Watch: Lionel Messi foils 8-man wall with textbook free-kick against Ecuador

Lionel Messi celebrates scoring a peach of a free-kick against Ecuador

Lionel Messi wasted no time worryng about the 8-man wall Ecuador had set up as he smashed in a free-kick from close range during Argentina’s 3-0 win in the quarter-finals of Copa America.

With the game done and dusted at this point, the Albiceleste captain decided to serve something special for the viewers as he swung in a trademark free-kick on the keeper’s side during injury time.

The Barcelona legend continues to steamroll through the prestigious South American tournament as he also assisted the other two goals from Rodrigo De Paul and Lautaro Martinez. Thus taking his tally to 4 goals and 4 assists in the competition so far.

The win also puts La Pulga one step closer to finally winning an international tournament as Lionel Scaloni’s men look forward to their semi-final date with Colombia.


By Surjit Patowary

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