Video: Lionel Messi scores crucial late penalty for Argentina vs Uruguay

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In the 90th minute of tonight’s mammoth South American showdown, Argentina were awarded a penalty after Inter Milan sensation Lautaro Martinez’s flick was handled by defender Martin Caceres.

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi stepped up to take the spot-kick and he tucked the ball into the bottom left corner to beat Uruguay stopper Martin Campana and rescue a draw for his country.

Messi has been at the centre of things for Lionel Scaloni’s side tonight, the 32-year-old assisted Sergio Aguero with a pinpoint free-kick.

Take a look at the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s crucial spot-kick below:

There was plenty of action in tonight’s eagerly-anticipated clash.

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