Lionel Messi scored a late penalty as the Albiceleste drew 2-2 with Uruguay in a friendly held in Israel on Monday evening.
The game pitted Messi against his Barcelona teammate Luis Suárez, and it looked as though the Uruguayan had gotten the better of him as he scored one goal and set up another to give his team a 2-1 lead going into injury time.
But a ball into the box was handled by a Uruguayan defender, and Messi calmly slotted the resulting penalty home to ensure an engaging friendly ended all square.
The 32-year-old had earlier teed up Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero to make it 1-1, after Edinson Cavani had opened the scoring.
Organisers dubbed it as a game about peace, but boycott campaigners called for it to be cancelled over Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.
It was not immune from politics – halfway through the first half the United States announced it no longer considered Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal, a move condemned by the Palestinian leadership.
In the build-up to the game Uruguay coach Óscar Tabárez said he had been "very worried" about the game after a flare up between Israel and militant groups in neighbouring Gaza last week.
"In bringing perhaps the world's most famous athlete, Lionel Messi, to Israel, we are providing excitement for the entire country – for Muslim, Christian and Jewish citizens of Israel," he said in a statement to AFP.
"This is the 'normal' Israel that I know and love."
On the pitch at times it felt like the Messi show, with the crowd chanting his name and every mazy run greeted by vociferous cheering.