Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi may be one of the greatest footballers in history, but that doesn’t mean he’s immune to the strange humiliation.
Messi, 35, is well known for his lightning-fast dribbling and superhuman change of direction which allows him to easily outsmart opponents.
One of his most iconic dribbles came in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals between Barcelona and Bayern Munich when he left Jerome Boateng for dead at Camp Nou in 2015.
It was a one-on-one situation when Messi faked to cut inside his left foot before quickly changing direction to his right, leaving Boateng comically grounded.
The Argentine genius then flicked the ball over goalkeeper Manuel Neuer with his right foot to put Barcelona 2-0 up.
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But two years earlier, Messi suffered a similar humiliation against a Bayern Munich player at the same Champions League level.
It was a first leg clash between the Bavarians and the Catalan giants at the Allianz Arena in April 2013, Franck Ribery had Messi on toast in a 1v1 duel.
Ribery dribbling Messi in a way that made the little magician sit near the edge of the box in a way too similar to Boateng.
Bayern Munich eventually won the game 4-0.
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sports briefs reported earlier that Spanish giants FC Barcelona have threatened to take legal action after details of Lionel Messi’s contract negotiations surfaced in the Spanish media.
Messi was in talks with the Camp Nou side to extend his stay in Catalonia in 2020, a year before finally joining French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
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And on Wednesday, Spanish outlet El Mundo published details of the contract talks that took place between the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner and the Blaugrana.