Watch video: Lionel Messi's majestic free kick helps Argentina thump Colombia

Updated: Nov 21, 2016, 13:09 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Lionel Messi scores a magnificent free kick to help Argentina defeat their South American rivals Colombia 3-0 in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier today

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi. Pic/ AFP

Lionel Messi scores a magnificent free kick to help Argentina defeat their South American rivals Colombia 3-0 in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier today.

Argentina's captain and star striker opened the scoring for the team in the 10th minute with a free kick from 30 yards.

Watch video below - 

He later set up two goals for his teammates - Lucas Prato's header in the 20th minute and Angel di Maria's final goal in the closing stages to help secure three points.

With this win the two-time FIFA World Cup champs move into fifth place and a chance to qualify for the 2018 World Cup with six games remaining.

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