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Lionel Messi's Ball Control, Pace, Dribbling And Strength In This 90th Minute Run Is Remarkable

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Lionel Messi's Ball Control, Pace, Dribbling And Strength In This 90th Minute Run Is Remarkable

For many of us reading this, the mere thought of a lung-bursting run in the 90th minute is too much to handle.

I mean, the majority of professional footballers would struggle to push themselves to the absolute limit in injury time, but as we all know, five-time Balon d'Or winner Lionel Messi isn't your average player.

Messi, who provided several memorable of brilliance against Getafe on Sunday night, scored his 399th La Liga goal and produced one of the passes of 2019 to Luis Suarez.

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But this moment in the 90th minute, where he just runs past player after player sums up the man.

Pace, dribbling, ball control, strength and composure. It's just remarkable.

It was a game full of vintage Messi moments.

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In the 27th minute the Barcelona number 10 was surrounded by six opponents on the edge of the area, but despite half the team clinging on to Messi like a magnet, he somehow managed to retain possession.

He ran towards the bunch, like a man possessed, and offloaded a cutting pass to Arthur, who overlapped him and managed to create a goalscoring opportunity.

How in the name of Messi has he done this?

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He then found himself on the scoresheet, of course, but a stand out moment in the game came in the 22nd minute, just five minutes before he evaded six Getafe players.

Just check out this pass to Luis Suarez, a piece of genius that fooled the whole of the defence, and might have fooled Suarez if the striker was a lesser man.

Is he the best passer in world football? It's a very good argument after watching this clip.

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All of this in a single game.

Can we just appreciate the brilliance of this man while he's still playing because before you know it, he'll be retired. I know...It doesn't sound right.

Topics: Football News, Lionel Messi News, Football, Barcelona, Getafe, Lionel Messi, Ronaldo, Balon d'Or, La Liga

Jack Kenmare
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