Watch: Lionel Messi scores 80th Argentina goal in bizarre style

Former Barcelona icon Lionel Messi playing for Argentina

Lionel Messi has scored more international goals than any other South American player, but his latest – and eightieth – wasn’t exactly his prettiest.

The former Barcelona superstar has only scored one goal for PSG since completing a shock move in the summer, but he continues to deliver the goods for his country with seven goals in his last nine appearances for Argentina, including all three in a 3-0 victory over Bolivia last month.

Messi and his team-mates were left frustrated in a 0-0 draw against Paraguay last week, but it was much more like it against Uruguay on Sunday evening as they cruised to a 3-0 win.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner – who has been nominated for a seventh – scored the opener and continued to cause Uruguay’s backline no shortage of issues with another lively individual display.

But there was a degree of fortune, and major questions to be asked of Uruguayan veteran goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, with his goal.

He was about 25 yards out when he sent a looping ball towards Atletico Madrid’s Rodrigo De Paul in the six-yard box, but it managed to evade everyone while taking a bounce and falling perfectly into the bottom corner.

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