WATCH: Lionel Messi’s first goal after ‘unretiring’ is as special as they come

When people retire, they usually put their feet up and head off somewhere nice in the sun. However, Lionel Messi had other plans i.e. scoring the winner against Uruguay.

Despite obviously just going to be one of those things bound to happen, the Barca man was up to his usual brilliance on his return to international football…

Wherever you’re from, we are all delighted at seeing the Argentine back in his national colours, after his ‘Peter-Cried-Wolf’ antics following the Copa America heart-break.

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With the captain’s late strike earning an important three points for the La Albiceleste. The win now means Argentina have top spot in the South American World Cup Qualifying group.

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The no. 10’s importance to his national side is clear enough without a table needing to show this. As it was, he was urged by Argentine President, Mauricio Macri, to continue playing…

“We are lucky, it is one of life’s pleasures, it is a gift from God to have the best player in the world in a footballing country like ours… Lionel Messi is the greatest thing we have in Argentina and we must take care of him.”

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Imagine Theresa May saying, ‘we need to take care of Wayne Rooney’. A bloody gagging order would probably be put on the PM.

What is more, the Buenos Aires mayor, Horacio Larrea, created a statue of the Barca man in the capital, in order for the captain to reverse his decision. The genuine treatment of a demi-god.

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It seems that the nations calls for left-footed wizard worked, and no doubt, we’ll see the little lad lighting up the World Cup in 2018.