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Lionel Messi's Outrageous 'Karate' Touch For Argentina Needs Explaining

Lionel Messi's Outrageous 'Karate' Touch For Argentina Needs Explaining

Lionel Messi produced an outrageous touch during Argentina's lively World Cup qualifier against Paraguay last night.

Argentina drew 1-1 with Paraguay as Nicolas Gonzalez and Angel Romero scored for their respective teams on Thursday.

Messi was denied a winner by VAR, but he still grabbed the headlines with a moment of magic in the first-half.

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Just before the break, the 33-year-old acrobatically controlled the ball with a spectacular karate-like touch.

Needless to say, the Barcelona superstar's touch got fans talking on social media.

One sarcastically tweeted: "But but Messi can't jump Messi can't play good for Argentina."

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A second wrote: "Man said 'F**k it I'll turn into Iniesta.'"

A third added: "Messi practicing his karate on the pitch, he's too good."

Unfortunately for Messi, he was unable to inspire his side to victory as they dropped points for the first time in the qualifying campaign.

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Argentina, who are top of the standings, are now on seven points while Paraguay sit in fourth with five points

La Albiceleste resume their international schedule with another World Cup qualifier against Peru next Wednesday.

Featured Image Credit: via Twitter

Topics: Football News, Football, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Argentina

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