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Twitter erupts as Lionel Messi scores for Argentina on his international return

Lionel Messi marked his return to international retirement with a brilliant goal to guide Argentina to a 1-0 victory over traditional rivals Uruguay in a crucial 2018 World Cup qualifying match in Mendoza.

football Updated: Sep 02, 2016 12:27 IST
Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates after scoring the first goal of his team.
Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates after scoring the first goal of his team.(AP Photo)

Lionel Messi marked his return to international retirement with a brilliant goal to guide Argentina to a 1-0 victory over traditional rivals Uruguay in a crucial 2018 World Cup qualifying match in Mendoza on Thursday.

Messi, who had dramatically announced the end of his international career in June following Argentina’s Copa America Centenario final defeat to Chile, scored via a deflected shot in the 42nd minute to spark wild celebrations in the Estadio Malvinas Stadium.

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Twitter was abuzz with praises for the Argentine maestro and here are some of the tweets: