Watch: Lionel Messi Sent Francis Coquelin Back To Arsenal
It's got to the point where being nutmegged by Lionel Messi is almost an honour now, such is the amount of players who have been destroyed by the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.
Former Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin, now playing for Valencia after completing a January move, joined the 'Messi nutmeg club'.
Barca drew first blood in the Copa del Rey semi final by winning the first leg over Los Che, with a Luis Suarez second-half goal enough for the victory at the Nou Camp.
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And the game featured Messi mugging off opponents left, right and centre, with Coquelin an unfortunate victim.
After jinking in between a couple of players, the Frenchman came out to press the diminutive Argentine but he simply rolled the ball through his legs.
The move didn't quite have the success Messi was hoping for as the ball trickled away, but fans loved him humiliating Coquelin:
Lmao Coquelin left the Prem to be be nutmegged by Messi in La Liga- (@joziferQ) February 2, 2018
Messi nutmegging Coquelin bringing back his Arsenal memories- Loimalahti (@loimalahti) February 1, 2018
What a piece of beauty as messi sent coquelin back to England- esqvit (@sirvitz) February 1, 2018
"Messi with a nutmeg on Coquelin, sends him back to England there"- Firminion (@SG8_TheKop) February 1, 2018
American commentators lmao :joy:
Messi just ended Coquelin's career loool- Rocket Man (@Abub_Garo) February 1, 2018
Coquelin just got nutmegged by Messi. :persevere:- Fayyaz Angullia (@MisturArsenal) February 1, 2018
Messi welcoming Francis Coquelin to Laliga with a nutmeg, you have been baptized, dude. https://t.co/aCuwFHHMCe- Neo (@KKhattakk) February 2, 2018
Getting nutmegged by Messi is something only very few have had the chance to enjoy. Coq is blessed. https://t.co/67D6S2ps8N- Ben Sheaf (@wengersgame) February 2, 2018
Messi sending Coquelin back on loan to Charlton.https://t.co/xzUrLN910v- TJ (@UtdTJ) February 1, 2018
My commentator just said messi sent coquelin back to London lmao- sal (@sal_bhon) February 1, 2018
Fucks sake. Messi just murdered Coquelin. RIP Francis. https://t.co/rj8fzSwvF4- 2Ö21 (@Oezillusion) February 2, 2018
It's nothing personal, Francis, it's just Messi doing what he has to do. On the bright side, he's got a tale to tell the kids and grandkids somewhere down the line.