Thiago And Mateo Messi Watch Their Alchemist Dad Turn Football Into Gold
Four Barcelona goals in the first 30 minutes showed how desperate Barcelona are to add the Little Magician to the fold.Read More
Lionel Messi turned in a Midas-like performance in Saturday’s Copa del Rey final — everything he touched turned into gold. He opened the scoring for Barca in the 30th minute with an unstoppable effort from 18 yards out, he was heavily involved with a “hockey assist” in Neymar’s goal and then he settled the match before halftime with a sublime feed for Paco Alcacer and Barcelona’s third.
Outside of these pivotal moments, Messi was unplayable. He registered 101 touches in the game, including four key passes, four shots and a staggering nine successful dribbles.
Lionel Messi vs. Alaves29 years old. 30 titles. Superhuman.pic.twitter.com/7HZeCsj9yJ
— EiF (@EiFsoccer) May 27, 2017
The aftermath of Messi’s superhuman performance yielded two staggering statistics: 1.) He’s now scored 30 goals in 25 major finals. 2.) He’s now won 30 trophies at the age of 29. Mateo Messi is impressed.
GIF — Mateo and Messi after the Copa Del Rey Final [Credit to captainmessi Tumblr] pic.twitter.com/HVF2WZkMm4— fcb family (@fcbfamilia) May 28, 2017
Look at Mateo trying to drink from his own little Copa del Rey trophy. Forget everything I just wrote, the real hero on the night was Mateo.
Thiago and Mateo(video credit: ESPN FC) pic.twitter.com/1iu6j773Bp
— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) May 28, 2017
And look at Thiago — will he be Lionel + Neymar + Ronaldinho? If this celebration is anything to go by, yes.