Found October 14, 2012 on Ghanasoccernet:
PLAYERS: Lionel Messi
Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador broke clear at the top of the South American qualifying thanks to respective doubles from Lionel Messi, Radamel Falcao and Felipe Caicedo.

Messi warns Argentina teammates

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has warned his team-mates they could face a backlash from Chile when the two teams meet in a World Cup qualifier Tuesday. The Albiceleste were convincing 3-0 winners over Uruguay last week and top the South America zone by one point, a position they are hoping to hold on to in their final qualifier of the year. However, back-to-back defeats have seen...

Messi is now producing his magic for Argentina

Lionel Messi has never played better for Argentina, which is no comfort for Chile and its embattled coach Claudio Borghi. Argentina plays Tuesday at Chile, which has lost two straight in South American qualifying. Another loss could cost Borghi - an Argentine - his job. Messi scored two goals on Friday and set up another for Sergio Aguero in a 3-0 victory against 2010 World Cup...

Messi praises Argentina fans

Lionel Messi has voiced his delight with the support the Argentina fans showed him in their 3-0 World Cup qualification...

CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying wrap: Messi stars in Argentina win

Two goals from Lionel Messi were the key for Argentina as they cruised past Uruguay 3-0 in a World Cup...

Home support pleases Messi

Lionel Messi was delighted with the support the Argentina fans showed him in their 3-0 World Cup qualification win over...

Colombia, Ecuador shine; Argentina even better

Colombia and Ecuador racked up impressive home wins in South American World Cup qualifying on Friday, only to be overshadowed by Lionel Messi and his surging Argentina teammates. Messi scored two goals and Sergio Aguero added another to overpower Uruguay 3-0, keeping the Argentines in first place in the qualifying standings for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Argentina has 17 points...

Mascherano in awe of Messi

Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano has lauded the genius of national and Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi. Messi conjured up two goals...
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