Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Lionel Messi, who’s actually quite good at the soccer, did another spectacular, jaw-dropping soccer thing on Sunday.
With Barcelona 1-0 up on Espanyol in the Catalan derby, 23 minutes remaining in yet another local triumph for the Blaugrana, Messi magic struck again. The ball fell to the Argentine magician’s feet 25 yards from goal. From there, he proceeded to dance past four defenders with his next six touches of the ball.
Messi’s only sin is that he fired his shot directly at Espanyol goalkeeper Roberto, who made the save rather easily. Fortunately for Barca — and the existence of the below video — Luis Suarez hammered the rebound into the back of the net for 3-0.
The beautiful, bright green stars tell the most wonderful story.