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A Team Of Lionel Messis Took On A Team Of Virgil van Dijks

 A Team Of Lionel Messis Took On A Team Of Virgil van Dijks

A FIFA 20 mod has allowed for a team of Lionel Messis to face off against a team of Virgil van Dijks.

Bleacher Report have released a video of a whole eleven of the Barcelona captain against the Liverpool centre-back.

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The game is an interesting affair which sees the team of Messis run out 3-1 winners.

The two are set to go head to head for the illustrious Ballon d'Or on Monday so the video is a nice taster leading up to the event.

Although the Dutch defender has a clear height advantage, a team of Messis would offer a variety of attacking options nobody could defend against.

The opening 15 minutes of the game saw the Messis bombard forward with attacks.

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But they quickly found out that the Dutchmen would assert aerial dominance over 90 minutes.

The opener came in the 20th minute when a Messi slotted the ball into the bottom left-hand corner after and other effort was blocked.

The first goal came from a good block bouncing back to Messi. (Image Credit: Bleacher Report)
The first goal came from a good block bouncing back to Messi. (Image Credit: Bleacher Report)

The Van Dijks found themselves under siege for the rest of the half and barely challenged the five foot seven goalkeeper.

Their misery was compiled before half-time as another Messi dribbles through the whole defence and finishes with his weaker right foot.

2-0 was the score heading into half-time and there looked to be no way back.

But the Dutch XI started the second half in much better form and even forced a save from the diminutive keeper.

Van Dijk managed to salvage a lifeline late on. (Image Credit: Bleacher Report)
Van Dijk managed to salvage a lifeline late on. (Image Credit: Bleacher Report)

However, they managed to score less than 10 minutes from time to provide a lifeline.

Messi was finally beaten at his near post and it added intrigue to the closing stages.

But an equaliser never materialised and a third Messi goal came in injury time to seal the victory.

Amazingly, the 32-year-old managed to beat the entire six foot three defence to a header and finish the game at 3-1.

Messi beats the entire defence to a header despite his diminutive frame. (Image Credit: Bleacher Report)
Messi beats the entire defence to a header despite his diminutive frame. (Image Credit: Bleacher Report)

It does make for interesting viewing and it makes you think how the game would play out in real life.

It would be a surefire way to decide who is the best player in the world.

Who do you think will win the Ballon d'Or on Monday?

Sound off in the comments below.

Featured Image Credit: Bleacher Report

Topics: Liverpool, FIFA 20, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Virgil Van Dijk

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

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