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These Are Lionel Messi's Greatest Comebacks Of All Time

Over the years, we have been privileged enough to see some unforgettable Lionel Messi comebacks. 

The Argentinean star has lead both his club FC Barcelona and Argentina to some epic turnovers that nobody even dared to dream of.

There is something about comebacks. They're just so dramatic, so nerve wrecking.

There is simply nothing better than overcoming all the odds and a hefty deficit to make the taste of glory even sweeter.

Here is a compilation of Messi's greatest comebacks in his career playing for club and country.

The Most Casual Double Nutmeg Of All-Time Is The Calling Card Of A True Sociopath

Behold, the most nonchalant double nutmeg of all-time. Like a video game hero encountering the first two nameless henchmen on level one, our beloved mad lad wastes these two opponents before they fade off our screen entirely.

All that’s left is our gallant No. 9, who looks like he could either kill you with subtle skills (as below) or just “Gonzalo Higuain Truck You” into the afterlife. He’s built like the nameless beast of AMC’s The Terror. He’s the thing that eats on two legs and four. The thing made of muscles and spells.

15 GIFs That Sum Up Zinedine Zidane’s Flawless 2006 World Cup Performance

Without reviewing the entire 2006 World Cup — or at least just France’s quarterfinal victory over Brazil — it’s difficult to get a sense of just how deserved a Golden Ball winner Zinedine Zidane was. 

Having announced his retirement from Real Madrid at the end of the 2005-06 season, the summer’s World Cup served as Zidane’s swan song on the pitch. He turned it into his personal testimonial, particularly when the knockout stages began. 

24 Candid Photos Of Soccer's Most Famous Families

There’s always something fantastic about the last day of the season, when, having successfully avoided relegation or perhaps even won something, footballers are joined on the pitch by their families in the brilliant spring sunshine. Social media has given us a glimpse into the lives of professional athletes, but there’s something poignantly visceral about these pitchside moments. 

Perhaps it has to do with the famous Bobby Robson quote about what exactly a club is supposed to represent: 

The Transformations Of Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo From Age 1 To 30

Have you ever wondered how Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo compare at every single stage of their lives with regards to appearance (in this particular timeline, not in the one where we all have dorsal fins)? No? Aah, then I’ve wasted my time.

But if you are interested, here are the two amigos aging at a disconcerting rate. With Ronaldo three years the senior, we’ll just have to wait and see how Messi's early 30s play out. But don’t you worry, I’ll be diligently updating this photographic journey until I’m in the grave. 

The Oldest Premier League Player Of All-Time Stayed Limber With This Warm Up Routine

Maybe you’ve never heard of John “Budgie” Burridge. That’s understandable, because although his career lasted nearly 30 years, he spent that time bouncing around 29 different clubs. However, he did make over 50 appearances for eight different teams: Blackpool, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Wolves, Sheffield United, Southampton, Newcastle United and Hibernian. 

Heartwarming Video Of Footballer Cheering His Brother To Olympic Gold From Thousands Of Miles Away

Unfortunately for us footie fans, there is no soccer at the Winter Olympics; we’ll have to wait a while before eisfußball becomes an Olympic sport. But there was one professional soccer player, Håkon Lorentzen, who was fully in the spirit of the games on Monday and his reaction to his brother’s performance in PyeongChang was priceless.

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