Argentina 3-0 Colombia: Messi magic settles qualifier

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Lionel Messi inspired Argentina to a much-needed 3-0 win over Colombia as they ended their four-match winless run in World Cup qualifying.

Messi struck with a stunning free-kick in the 10th minute before setting up Lucas Pratto for a first-half header at the Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario on Tuesday.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was a constant threat for Edgardo Bauza's team, who desperately needed their win following a difficult recent period, and set up Angel Di Maria for a tap in for the sealer late on.

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