LIONEL MESSI has made his acting debut on Argentine TV series Los Protectores.
The second season of the show was filmed in various locations around both Buenos Aires and Paris.
This gave Paris Saint-Germain forward Messi the opportunity to appear in his very first acting role on a TV show.
And he appeared to be soaking up the new venture in the video as he smiled and laughed his way through the shoot.
Messi has been named as a "special guest" on the show, although it is not yet clear how much he will be in the programme.
The second season of Los Protectores, which is due to be aired in 2023, continues to follow three football agents who "face an unexpected threat to their business".
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The show is available to watch on TV channel Star+, but is not accessible to UK viewers.
News of Messi's acting debut comes just 72 hours after he hit the headlines on the pitch.
The Argentine netted all five goals in his country's 5-0 victory over Estonia on Sunday.
In doing so, he moved past Ferenc Puskas to become the fourth highest-scorer in international football.
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Only Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (117), Iran's Ali Daei (109) and Malaysia's Mokhtar Dahari (89) have scored more than Messi.
It is also the first time he has ever scored five times for Argentina.
And it is just the second time that Messi has achieved the feat having banged in five goals in Barcelona's 7-1 mauling over Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League in 2012.
Messi also matched Manuel Seoane in 1925 and Juan Marvezzi in 1941 by scoring five goals in a single game for Argentina.
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