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The Day Lionel Messi Brought Commentator Ray Hudson To Tears With A Legendary Solo Performance

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The Day Lionel Messi Brought Commentator Ray Hudson To Tears With A Legendary Solo Performance

Lionel Messi once moved commentator Ray Hudson to tears with a remarkable solo performance for Barcelona vs Real Betis.

The Argentine superstar has dropped a number of masterclasses throughout his career and one that stands out came back in 2019.

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Barcelona demolished their opponents 4-1 and Messi netted a hat-trick - with his third goal being arguably one of his best ever.

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After receiving the ball at the edge of the box, Messi audaciously chipped goalkeeper Pau Lopez and the skill even received applause from Betis fans.

Hudson is a huge fan on the 33-year-old and after also seeing him bag twice prior in the game, he couldn't hold it in.

"I think there are tears in your eyes Raymond," a beIN Sports colleague remarked as Hudson eulogised over the brilliance.

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A few of Hudson's remarks about Messi are the stuff of legends and he just can't contain himself.

Towards the end of the game while discussing the chip, he says: "Messi does it in such a virtuous way, we've seen him pull out absolute howitzers out of that left foot over the years.

"The staggering power of the little man and then, he's an amazing dribbler and emasculates players one by one. This situation sees him solve an algebraic situation in the blink of a bee's eye.

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"We look at the statistics that will follow this, how many goals he's scored and games he's played in. You can always imitate those statistics, you can't imitate that."

His name rung around all corners of the ground and it's something the six-time Ballon d'Or winner had never experienced before.

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Messi told Movistar: "I don't ever remember a night like this [being applauded by rival supporters].

"I'm really grateful for the way the fans responded. I honestly don't remember an ovation like that [from rival fans]."

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Do you think this was Lionel Messi's greatest performance?

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Let us know in the comments below.

Featured Image Credit: beIN Sports

Topics: Football, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Legends, La Liga, Real Betis

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