Messi scored twice, once from the spot and then the second coming in the form of a gorgeous chip - while Lautaro Martinez bagged the other goal at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner was also on the receiving end of some rough treatment from the opposition, with a nasty shoulder charge from Deiby Flores sparking an on-pitch brawl.
Messi was on the deck holding his face while it all went off, though eventually things were diffused and Flores received a yellow card for his challenge.
The 35-year-old picked himself up and only five minutes after the melee he bagged that superb second.
After the game, Messi then held his own meet and greet session as a number of Honduras players swarmed him in order to get that all-important photo opportunity.
Honduras players and staff lining up to take pictures with Messi after the final whistle pic.twitter.com/OTsPZLOMHT— FCB One Touch (@FCB_OneTouch) September 24, 2022
Some were following his every move just so they have the snap to show their grandkids. Messi, to his credit, happily posed for a number of pictures - even if a Honduran official grabbed his arm at one point.
Messi is used to it at this point and even had to do the same with all of his La Albiceleste teammates in June.
The official Copa America Twitter account posted a video of Messi's many picture requests Argentina's Finalissima celebrations at Wembley.
The likes of Paulo Dybala, Juan Foyth and Nicolas Otamendi were all desperate to have a picture with Messi and the trophy.
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