Watch Lionel Messi's first goal of the World Cup Finals here 7 years ago

Watch Lionel Messi's first goal of the World Cup Finals here

And to think people had been writing him off as a Kevin Kilbane wannabe for the first hour of this morning's match.

It hasn't been pretty, and Lionel Messi had not exactly lit up the Maracana until he did this.

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The goal put Argentina 2-0 up on the night against Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the first coming inside the opening two minutes thanks to a Sead Kolasinac own goal.