The Messi Argentine led team cruise past 10 men Ecuador with the first goal of the match coming from De Paul in the 40th minutes through a Lionel Messi pass after he squandered a one on one against the bar from a terrible back pass from an Ecuador midfielder .

The second goal came on in the 84th minutes after laurato Martinez slot home a beautiful pass from Lionel Messi once again .

Later on hincapie of Ecuador was booked a straight red for a terrible tackle which gave Argentina an upperhand in which a controversial penalty was overturned to a freekick right at edge of the box after di Maria was seem fouled.

Lionel Messi curled in the freekick to give Scaloni side a comfortable lead which takes his goal tally to 4 and 4 assists in 5matches to book them a place in the semi-final against Colombia which will take place on Tuesday .

Lionel Messi has been directly involved in 8goals in the total 10 Argentina goals

Lionel Messi is still looking forward to his first senior team title with the Argentina.