Argentina Commentator Goes Crazy for Lionel Messi's 91st-Minute Goal vs. Iran

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJune 22, 2014

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 21:  Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Iran at Estadio Mineirao on June 21, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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South American commentators do it better than their English-speaking equivalents, and here's another reminder.

Alejandro Fantino could scarcely contain himself when Lionel Messi produced a wondergoal that secured Argentina a priceless 1-0 victory over Iran at the World Cup.

After some long chants of "Gooooooool!", there followed comparisons in Spanish to the likes of Pele and the Pope ("Papa Francisco"). 

Here's the inspiration for the commentary: Messi's goal.

Imagine if Argentina go on to win the World Cup final...

[H/T 101 Great Goals]