Lionel Messi

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. 

Andres Iniesta’s Brilliance Summed Up In 3 Seconds To Assist Messi's Goal Vs. Chelsea

The Lionel Messi goal vs Chelsea gave Barcelona a vital away goal after the first leg in the Champions League Round of 16 as the teams played to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday at Stamford Bridge. It was his first goal in nine career matches against the Blues. But it was all about that assist from Andres Iniesta, three seconds that perfectly summed up the Spaniard’s brilliance. 

Watch Lionel Messi's Most Legendary Goals Right Here, Right Now

Lionel Messi's best goals are a feast for the eyes. He is not a force of nature; he is supernatural, mercurial...pure magic.

Fans of great soccer — even if they root for Real Madrid — are amazed and cannot get enough of Messi. Be it his goals, dribbles or out-of-this-world training routines, "La Pulga" is simply too good to miss. 

Messi’s Inch-Perfect Through Ball Sets Up Suarez For Barca Game-Winner

Barcelona opened a 10-point lead at the top of La Liga with a 2-0 victory over Eibar, although Atletico Madrid can again reduce the gap when they host Athletic Bilbao Sunday. The game-winner was scored by Luis Suarez — his 17th in 21 league matches — in the 16th minute after the Uruguayan striker was played through by an inch-perfect ball from Lionel Messi.

Your Daily Reminder Of How Absurdly Good Lionel Messi Is — In Nutmeg Form

We all know Lionel Messi is brilliant. Sometimes, though, we just need a reminder. José Gayà was our guinea pig to give us a reminder of how clever the little Argentine is with a superb Messi nutmeg of the Valencia defender during the Copa del Rey semifinals on Thursday. 

Rare 2005 Nike Commercial Featuring Messi Shows How Life’s A Cruel Mistress

This fantastic Nike “Recuerda mi nombre” (“Remember my name”) advert from 2005 has aged wonderfully over the last 13 years because (1) nothing can take away from how poignantly dramatic it is (2) in hindsight, its co-stars went on to wildly different but fascinating things (3) it’s basically a superb representation of the concept of negative capability — it’s a pursuit of a vision of artistic beauty that invites uncertainty and confusion rather than an image of what’s sure and definite.

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