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.
Twitter was abuzz with praises for the Argentine maestro and here are some of the tweets:
Messi is so good, he even scores after he retires.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 2, 2016
Messi's goal was so good. The way he turned around before the shot, his control when he received the ball. Everything 😍— Josip (@jperkovic93) September 2, 2016
Penalty miss. Trophy loss. Heartbreak. Retirement. Comeback shortly. Play despite injury. Score. Celebrate madly. Messi is too messed up! 😍— Devsaagar (@Devsaagar) September 2, 2016
Is there any other way to greet Messi? pic.twitter.com/FXqN7OKZkE— Barca World (@FCBarcelonaHome) September 2, 2016
With his 56th goal , Messi surpasses Romario and becomes the South American with 3rd most international goals, after Pelé 77 and Ronaldo 62— adil (@Barca19stats) September 2, 2016
Messi out there dribbling like its 2011 all over again, life's too good man— Missi (@MessiLob) September 2, 2016
Messi defines the art of football in many ways. He's productive and clinical yet entertaining all at the same time. Ticks every box.— FCB News (@FCBNewsRoom) September 2, 2016