Argentine club Sacachispas donned masks of Lionel Messi in tribute to the star’s heroics in sending Argentina to the 2018 World Cup.
Messi was unstoppable last Tuesday as his hat-trick downed Ecuador 3-1 in Quito, sealing his nation a place at Russia next year.
And Sacachispas, who play in the third-tier Primera B Metropolitana, paid homage to the superstar with a very special team photo this weekend.
The club literally fielded ’10 Messis’ against Comunicaciones on Saturday, with all their outfield players donning a mask with La Pulga’s face.
Perhaps on his next visit to Argentina Leo could pass through Villa Soldati and lend Sacachispas a hand – a few goals like those which downed Ecuador would be more than welcome.