Lionel Messi has added another record to his ever-growing list of landmark achievements, becoming the first player to net 20 goals in South American World Cup qualifying.
Romario Ibarra had the home side in front 40 seconds in, but with Argentina needing a win to secure a place at the 2018 World Cup, Messi quickly worked his magic, linking up with Ángel Di María in the 12th minute to pull his team level.
But the 30-year-old wasn't done there.
Just over seven minutes later he had his nation in front and on pace to claim their place in Russia with a powerful left-footed drive into the corner.
Lionel Messi... The best player in history? pic.twitter.com/ih1MxALBHg— Goal (@goal) October 10, 2017
The second goal was his 20th all-time in World Cup qualifying for Argentina, leaving him as the first man in the region to reach that mark.
Messi would round off his night with a third goal, giving him 21 in total, but his record was soon matched by a Barcelona team-mate.
Messi is simply willing Argentina to the World Cup! pic.twitter.com/lG4VSSW80j— Goal (@goal) October 11, 2017