Bruised but not defeated

By Sduduzo Masuku

Last night I witnessed something that was absolutely brilliant and magical from Lionel Messi. Usually when players get hurt during a soccer match it disturbs their rhythm, but Messi proved it is almost impossible to disturb his rhythm. The man is simply magical, it runs through his veins and no other footballer nor fan can take Messi’s brilliance away from him.

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The little Argentine turned El Classico in its head last night and in the process opened the La Liga race wide open. He did not only end there but he made sure he reaches another milestone, by scoring his 500th goal for Barcelona. All that happened in one night, within a space of minutes.

That itself shows how quality Messi is, in a match of such magnitude and at a such stage he turned everything into his favour. That kind of quality you do not get anywhere.


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