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Lionel Messi's Mindblowing 360 Degree Turn And Spin On Lorient Player Looked Like Something Out Of The Matrix

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Lionel Messi's Mindblowing 360 Degree Turn And Spin On Lorient Player Looked Like Something Out Of The Matrix

Lionel Messi produced a mindblowing 360 degree turn that didn't look real in Paris Saint-Germain's 5-1 thumping of Lorient on Sunday night.

Messi scored just his third Ligue One goal of the season in the rout, where Kylian Mbappe and Neymar both hit braces.


Mbappe also registered a hat-trick of assists in a virtuoso attacking performance and it was the first time that the star-studded trio had all been on the scoresheet in the same game for PSG.


Messi scored PSG's fourth in the 73rd minute, thwacking one into the cop corner after a lovely cut-back from Mbappe.

But his best piece of play came wasn't a goal or assist, it was another instance of his inexplicable, matrix-like dribbling ability.

Messi received the ball deep in midfield and was pressed instantly by an opponent trying to dispossess him.


The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner was knocked off balance but somehow, in one swift motion, managed to spin around and send the midfielder to the shops.

Messi then made off with the ball and had time to play a pass straight through to a free Abdou Diallo down the left.

Although he's not having the most productive of seasons in the French capital the 34-year-old is still leaving us all in awe.


There was also another moment where Messi looked like he lost his footing under pressure but still rinsed an opponent courtesy of his innate close control.

It was almost a carbon copy. Opposition players think they've got him and then he still comes out with the ball.

PSG moved 12 points clear of second-placed Marseille at the top of the table and take on Clermont Foot in their next game on Saturday.

Featured Image Credit: Image: PA

Topics: Lionel Messi, Paris Saint-Germain, Ligue 1, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe

Josh Lawless
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