WATCH: Messi makes this magnificent free kick goal for Argentina look easy

Argentina really needs to get its World Cup qualifying campaign headed in the right direction. On Tuesday at home against Colombia, Lionel Messi responded to the challenge.

Early on, Lionel Messi did all he could to ensure the Argentines get back to their winning ways after a rough go of things.

Messi scored Argentina's opener 10 minutes in off a sick, long free kick going to the upper right, rocking it off the crossbar and in. Take a look.

Golazo. Kind of similar to the one he scored on the United States and Brad Guzan at the Copa America Centenario. You won't see many free kicks executed better than that one. No. 10 scores in the 10th minute, and that was his 57th goal all time for his country.

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