Lionel Messi's historic performance led Argentina to a 2-0 victory against Australia in a thrilling friendly match in Beijing.

Messi scored the quickest goal of his international career, extending his goal-scoring streak for Argentina to seven consecutive games.

Despite approaching his 36th birthday, Messi's unwavering form and relentless drive were on display.

The match began with Argentina taking an early lead, with Messi scoring a magnificent curling shot just 79 seconds into the game.

The Argentine star expressed his delight at representing his national team despite the challenging conditions.

Messi's visit to Beijing drew significant attention from his devoted Chinese fanbase, with fans wearing replica Argentina jerseys to show their admiration.

The stadium was filled with an electrifying atmosphere as fans overwhelmingly supported Argentina.

In the second half, Argentina solidified their dominance with another well-executed goal.

However, amidst the celebration, a passionate fan wearing a Messi jersey ran onto the pitch and managed to embrace Messi and exchange high-fives with the goalkeeper before eventually being apprehended by security personnel.