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‘That goal was better than any of Ronaldo’s goals’ – Fans react to Lionel Messi’s sublime touch for his goal

Lionel Messi responded to Argentina’s devastating defeat in style with a sublime touch and finish for his country’s opening goal.

Going into the game, Argentina sat bottom of their group with a point but Messi stepped up to give Jorge Sampaoli’s men the lead against Nigeria.

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Ever Banega was thrusted in midfield and the switch paid dividends as Messi took a incredible first touch to control his pass into his path before producing a deft finish with his right foot – which is supposedly his weaker foot.

Going into the game Croatia already qualified and put in one of the best performances at this year’s World Cup 2018 by dismantling the Argentines 3-0.

Messi has faced criticism, as he missed a penalty in that draw with Iceland and could not inspire his team against the Croats, however, it could be argued that he did not have adequate help from his teammates throughout as Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic dominated the midfield.

Despite that, Messi fans were waiting for a moment of brilliance from the Barcelona superstar and they could not help but take a dig at Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

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