Everyone Needs To Watch Lionel Messi Destroying World Class Players In His Younger Days
Lionel Messi has been showing his genius for the 16 years, making his debut for Barcelona in 2004, and even from a young age he was showing the world's best how it's done.
At 32-years-old a lot of players, especially forward, are starting to come to the end of their peak, that tends to start around 27, but Messi was picking up his sixth Ballon d'Or award, taking him back in front of Cristiano Ronaldo.
However as good as the Barcelona forward is now there's a certain delight in how good he was when he was young, just taking on players for fun and beating them time again.
In this brilliant video Messi makes the likes of Paul Scholes, Fabio Cannavaro, Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos, Luka Modric and John Terry all look stupid.
Recently there's been rumours that the Argentina forward could actually leave the Camp Nou at the end of the season for absolutely nothing.
Messi reportedly has a clause with the club where he can tell them he wants to leave at the end of the season and they'll happily let him go.
That knowledge mixed with the forward calling out the club's sporting director Eric Abidal led to rumours that he could leave La Liga in the summer.
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A reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City soon became the bookies' favourite for a potential move for Messi but Friday's news is likely to end such speculation.
The Premier League champions were given a two year ban from the Champions League, and Europa League, after breaching UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules and it's highly unlikely that Messi would join a club with no European competition for two years, no matter the mess at Barca right now.
The six time European Golden Shoe winner is on a bit of a goal drought right now but on Saturday set-up Antoine Griezmann for the opening goal in Barca's win over Getafe.
Speaking after the match the Frenchman said his playing relationship with Messi was only going to get better, "I've been here seven months and we still have to learn each other's movements," the former Atletico Madrid forward told reporters.
"We are enjoying working together with Leo and it will surely get better."
It does seem unlikely Messi will add another Ballon d'Or or Golden Shoe to his collection this year, but that's not to rule it out completely, you'd have to have never watched Messi to go that far.
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