When Kaka Left Lionel Messi Eating His Dust After Displaying 99 Pace
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It's not often that Lionel Messi comes second best in a duel but Brazilian legend Kaka was the victory many years ago.
The pair squared off at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium as Brazil and Argentina locked horns in a spicy South American friendly affair.
Dunga's Samba stars were already two goals to the good through a double from former Manchester City midfielder Elano, then playing for Shakhtar - when Kaka scored a sensational solo goal to make it 3-0.
Late in the game, having collected possession in his own half, Kaka set off towards goal and breezed past a young Messi.
Messi is anything but a slouch, of course, and did his best to catch him, but Kaka's combination of pace and power was electric and he made his way to the opposition box in lighting quick fashion.
He kept going and had the composure to supply a tidy finish that sneaked in despite a defender running back in on the line.
Kaka wasn't exactly known for his pace because he was so complete but make no mistake about it, when he was in his stride and had the ball at his feet, you weren't catching him.
Years after schooling Messi in London, the 2007 Ballon d'Or winner ended up getting ruined himself when he turned up at a 4G pitch in Haggerston, Hackney in February 2020.
The 40-year-old joined East London outfit Reach Out FC on a one-game loan and completely ran the show in a 4-2 victory for the side.
@hackneywickfc left back and one of our longest serving players @jamboyfresh nutmegs the legend @kaka in Hackney 💥All my guys are ballers pic.twitter.com/ks7EB6z5Fz— Hackney Wick FC (@HackneyWickFC) February 8, 2020
However, he also the victim of a brutal nutmeg during the game.
Jamil Farid, who turns out for Hackney Wick FC, rolled the ball through the former AC Milan and Real Madrid star's legs in filthy fashion.
Kaka ran off total disbelief to begin with but soon embraced Farid, the man who just embarrassed him, in some wonderful scenes.
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Topics: Lionel Messi, Kaka, Brazil, Argentina