For the first time since the 2021 Copa America Final, Lionel Messi returned to action with the Argentina national team. He featured for La Albiceleste in its 2022 World Cup qualifying fixture against Venezuela.
Aside from the notable injury scare in the first half, Messi had a key showing as he was a catalyst in build-up situations with the team.
Messi created two goal-scoring chances and completed two successful dribble attempts in the 3-1 win for Argentina.
Argentina has now recorded 15 points over seven 2022 World Cup qualifying fixtures.