We Have Just Witnessed Another Lionel Messi Masterclass In The Champions League
Let's get this straight. Lionel Messi is not only the best dribbler in the world but he's the best goalscorer. He's also the best passer in the world. And the best player on the planet right now. Please don't @ me.
The five-time Balon d'Or winner gave the world another truly magical performance at Wembley, dropping deep to help out his midfield while causing Spurs' defence all sorts of headaches with his slippery runs and silky skills.
Messi was simply unstoppable, tonight.
:soccer: 52' Kane
:soccer: 56' Messi
Two quick goals make it Spurs 1-3 Barcelona...
It's all-action on BT Sport 2 HD and 4K UHD :tv: pic.twitter.com/wYos3C57vA
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 3, 2018
He scored in the 56th minute with a nice finish, as well as a goal in the last minute but was unlucky not to score a hat-trick after hitting the post twice in quick succession.
Then again, we are almost guaranteed to see a Messi masterclass against an English side.
Messi's celebration after his goal. pic.twitter.com/9sYdgHfFAW
- Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) October 3, 2018
Leo Messi against English clubs in the Champions League:
Arsenal - 9 goals
Man City - 6 goals
Chelsea - 3 goals
Man Utd - 2 goals
Tottenham - 1 goal
He most definitely could do it in the Premier League. pic.twitter.com/5hoGaAg19d
- GiveMeSport (@GiveMeSport) October 3, 2018
The man has scored more goals and provided more assists against English clubs in the Champions League than against sides from any other nation.
Gary Lineker summed up Messi on Twitter during the game, saying: "Does anyone really genuinely think there has ever been a better footballer than Lionel Messi? I mean seriously?"
We can't argue with you there, Gary.
Here's how the rest of Twitter reacted to his magnificent performance.
Does anyone really genuinely think there has ever been a better footballer than Lionel Messi? I mean seriously?
- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 3, 2018
Having Lionel Messi on your team is literally a cheat code.
- Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) October 3, 2018
Messi is the best ever. I mean THE BEST EVER.
- John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) October 3, 2018
Messi is not only the best player in the world, he's like 3 tiers above everyone.
It goes: Messi, then a huge gap and then the rest of human beings.
- Josip :reminder_ribbon:️ (@jperkovic93) October 3, 2018
Poch wasn't wrong when he said it was impossible to stop Messi! Genius
- Lynsey Hipgrave (@lynseyhipgrave1) October 3, 2018
Take a bow, Lionel Messi.