Watch Messi, Di Maria and Sergio Aguero in action as Argentina hit Paraguay for five

Alejandro Sabella’s side secured their qualification to the 2014 World Cup finals in this seven-goal thriller

Lionel Messi scored twice from the penalty spot as Argentina booked their place at the 2014 World Cup with a 5-2 victory over Paraguay.

Alejandro Sabella’s men were the dominant side at Estadio Defensores del Chaco, with Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria and Maxi Rodriguez also on the scoresheet.

Messi combined brilliantly with Aguero just after the half-hour mark to regain the lead, following a Paraguay equaliser gifted by Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero, before Di Maria and and the Barcelona star put the result beyond doubt.

To watch all these goals and more, click the video at the top of the article.

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