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Compilation Of Lionel Messi Performing 'Leo Lift' And Making The Champions League His Playground

Compilation Of Lionel Messi Performing 'Leo Lift' And Making The Champions League His Playground

BT Sport have posted a stunning compilation of Lionel Messi ruining opponents with his signature move.

On Twitter, the broadcaster have collated eight different instances of Messi well and truly making the Champions League his playground across 47 seconds of action.

The 'Leo lift' is a rather simple maneuver but it's one that Messi has perfected. In all sorts of different situations he's able to deftly flick the ball and send defenders to the shops.

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Celtic skipper and hardman Scott Brown went to tackle the Argentine aggressively but he promptly scooped the ball over him and left him right on his backside.

Mesut Ozil, Alex Song and Manuel Almunia were all ruined by the six-time Ballon d'Or winner in multiple masterclasses against Arsenal, while Liverpool defender Andy Robertson was also another victim of Messi's sublime skill.

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The Messi video has been posted following on from the 33-year-old breaking Pele's long-standing record of goals for one club.

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Messi struck his 644th goal for Barcelona in the 3-0 win over Real Valladolid, adding another incredible record to his collection.

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For anyone to knock Messi off his perch in the future, they would need to average scoring 43 goals every season for 15 years at one club.

Messi took to Instagram to thank everyone who has supported him and give props to Pele, the record-breaker that came before him.

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Topics: Football News, FC Barcelona, Football, Lionel Messi, Champions League

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