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Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry Remembers 'Forgotten' Lionel Messi Goal That 'Defied Logic'

Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry Remembers 'Forgotten' Lionel Messi Goal That 'Defied Logic'

Thierry Henry has admitted that Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi once scored a sensational goal that "defied logic."

The 43-year-old Arsenal legend left the Gunners in 2007 to complete a stunning £16.1m move to Barcelona.

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And Henry, who spent three seasons at the Camp Nou, revealed one instance where Messi scored a goal that made him think: "That's not normal."

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Speaking in 2018's Take The Ball, Pass The Ball, the CF Montreal boss said that the Argentine forward scored the wonder goal against Malaga.

"The best goal I've seen him score was against Malaga at home because that defied logic what he did," Henry said.

"Diagonal ball, he controls it on his chest, runs full speed. First player goes, second player is just behind. He takes another step, that player can clear the ball.

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"If he's got the ball on his left foot here, how do you go back with that same leg and touch the ball in the air, in between the two to make sure that guy doesn't touch it -- and then almost fail but smash it into the top corner. That's not normal."

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Footage of the goal has since been posted on social media and shows exactly why Henry was left in awe at Messi's dazzling display.

Henry left Barcelona in 2010 and spent four years with MLS side New York Red Bulls, which included a brief loan spell at Arsenal.

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Messi, 33, admitted that he was starstruck when the Gunners icon first arrived at Barca and "did not dare to look him in the face."

The six-time Ballon d'Or winner told French newspaper L'Equipe: "The first day he entered the dressing room, I did not dare to look him in the face.

"I knew everything he had done in England. I had an image of him made and suddenly we were on the same team.

"What I feel for Titi may be a form of admiration. I loved Henry. The ease of finishing an action, how he takes the road to the goal and ends the play.

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"He gives the impression that it is natural. His career, his dribbling, the last gesture. It is fluid, proportionate."

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Topics: Football News, Football, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, thierry henry, La Liga, Barca

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