Don’t watch this if you like your soccer with a little bit of defense. But do watch if you want 10 minutes of goal-scoring fun and entertainment
The event was Leo Messi’s charity match Tuesday in Lima, Peru. (A similar event set for Wednesday in Los Angeles was canceled just 26 hours before kickoff, amid some very hurt feelings.)
Clearly, these games are about the business of “goals,” and business will always be booming. Messi’s side “won,” 8-5. Here are the highlights as the likes of Messi, Neymar, Daniel Alves, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Eric Abidal and others did the pass, dribble and shoot thing to the delight of the Peruvian crowd.
(Be sure to watch all the way through to see Neymar’s goal; the clever, long-range delicacy from Messi’s soon-t0-be Barcelona teammate was the last of Tuesday’s 13 hits.)