Lionel Messi’s first-half penalty ensured Argentina overcame Chile 1-0 in a crucial World Cup qualifier in Buenos Aires.
Just 269 days after missing a penalty in the 2016 Copa America final shootout – which Chile went on to win 4-2 after a 0-0 draw – Messi got his revenge with the winning goal on Thursday night.
But it was the reaction of the Argentina fans to Messi’s goal and performance, tweeted out by the official Argentina football federation, which really was spectacular.
Immediately after Messi’s goal, the fans at the Estadio Monumental let out a memorable roar…
Then later in the match, thunderous chants of “Messi! Messi! Messi!” proved very powerful indeed…
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