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VIDEO: Think Messi isn't as good for Argentina? Think again

Just the 79 goals this season, then. 79.


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IT’S OFTEN CLAIMED that Lionel Messi isn’t quite as magisterial when he plays for Argentina as he is when he’s leading the line for Barcelona.

Well, whether that’s true or not – though his goals-per-game ratio would suggest that he’s not quite as potent for la Albiceleste - last night he showed that even after a long and tiring season, he’s still pretty damn amazing.

This is his goal against Ecuador last night – the fourth in Argentina’s 4-0 win – and yeah, he’s pretty awesome, isn’t he?

This effort is his 79th goal of the season, adding six for the international team to the 73 he scored for Barca.

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He may get a chance to notch up his 80th when Argentina close their season next Saturday with a friendly against their oldest foes, Brazil, at the MetLife stadium in New Jersey.

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