There are few people that see a football pitch the way Lionel Messi does.
The Argentinean maestro has made a career out of regularly ruining opposition defenders and leaving his global fan base in utter awe of his other-worldly abilities.
Just about every record available to him has fallen, been trampled and long since forgotten under the great man’s feet.
Alongside his eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi has raised the bar to a level that we may never see again in our lifetimes.
His unprecedented tally of seven Ballon’d’Or titles may never be matched – let alone beaten – while his ever growing torrent of 680-plus club goals simply confirms his goalscoring superpowers.
In reality, the herculean task of sifting through that raft of goals to find his best is a mountain that simply can’t be climbed, but that won’t stop fans from harbouring favourites.
One of his most famous will always be his extraordinary solo goal against Athletic Bilbao in which Messi sent many a defender on a merry dance as he bore down on goal.
Having ended several careers on the spot, Messi then glided into the box before lashing home what would prove to be an absolutely crucial strike in the 2015 Copa del Rey final.
You will all have seen the replays and, in fact, could probably recite exactly what happened from memory, but would you believe us if we said the television footage simple doesn’t do it justice?
The reason we say that is because fan footage has recently re-emerged online showing just how ridiculously quickly Messi sliced through the defence before finding the bottom corner.
In similar ilk to footage of Philippe Coutinho showing how quick the professional game is, the clip below highlights the unreal speed of thought and movement of elite footballers:
Unbelievable – the man looks like he is moving in fast forward.
Thankfully, Messi has begun to look back to his best after a torrid season at Paris Saint-Germain last time out.
His partnership with long-time friend Neymar is revving up nicely as PSG look to finally break their painful European duck.
If the Parisian giants can get Messi anywhere near the meteoric form that saw him single-handedly destroy the Bilbao defence in 2015, then that could be a very real possibility come the end of the campaign.
Article Source: GiveMeSport