WATCH: Messi scores brilliant free kick against Colombia

The Argentina captain opened the scoring against Colombia on Tuesday with a perfectly placed set piece from 25 yards out.

You can't place it any better than that.

Lionel Messi opened the scoring in Argentina's 3-0 win over Colombia in spectacular fashion Tuesday, firing a 25-yard free kick in off the crossbar.

Messi's 10th-minute goal was followed by a Lucas Pratto header 13 minutes later, giving Argentina a 2-0 lead in the crucial World Cup qualifying match.

And Messi set up Angel Di Maria's second-half insurance tally, winning possession deep in Colombia's end before finding his teammate on the doorstep.