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Messi let rip from 25 yards out as he picked out the top corner to give his side the lead on Monday.
With his trusted left-foot, he curled a stunning strike over the wall and into the back of the net.
Leo Messi just scored this beauty :goat: pic.twitter.com/jX4X8XIwww
- World Cup (@FlFAWC2018) June 14, 2021
Messi's goal sent social media wild.
A wonderful freekick from Messi gives Argentina the lead against Chile.
- Gary Lineker :blue_heart: (@GaryLineker) June 14, 2021
Messi doing Messi things.
Scores the opening goal of #CopaAmerica from a free kick. :fire:
- Semra Hunter (@SemraHunter) June 14, 2021
Commentator before the free kick: "That's Messi range"
DAMN RIGHT IT IS :fire::fire::fire:
- :flag_nl: (@FDJChief) June 14, 2021
LIONEL MESSI KICKS-OFF ARGENTINA'S COPA AMERICA CAMPAIGN!!
- TalkFCB :copyright: (@talkfcb_) June 14, 2021
LEO MESSI. BIT GOOD.
- Muhammad Butt (@muhammadbutt) June 14, 2021
One tweeted: "Messi taking free kicks like they're penalties again in the Copa America."
A second wrote: "Lionel Messi with an absolute blinder of a free kick."
A third added: "Messi doing Messi things. Too easy for him."
His strike brought up his 73rd international goal. He also surpasses Gabriel Batistuta as Argentina's top scorer in competitive matches with 39 goals.
Messi's goal was cancelled out by Eduardo Vargas who struck in the second-half to secure a point for Chile.
Argentina resume their campaign against Uruguay on Saturday, while Chile take on Bolivia on Friday.
Featured Image Credit: Copa America
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