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5 best ever dribbles by Lionel Messi

5 times Lionel Messi proved he was more than simply human.

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“He beats one, two, three, four...he’s Diego Maradona and Georgie Best all rolled into one.”

When it comes to the art of dribbling, there’s not too much doubt to the claim that Lionel Messi is the best exponent of it. There are others in world football, Arjen Robben springs to mind, that like the occasional slalom, but none do it as regularly or as decisively as Barcelona’s No. 10.

His best efforts, five of which you will find here, should be on every single football club’s highlight reel for their can’t be any faulting the way in which the Argentinian consistently outmanoeuvres even the best defenders.

Also read: 5 best ever dribbles by Cristiano Ronaldo

Watch. Learn. Enjoy.


#1 Barcelona vs Real Zaragoza, La Liga 2010

In 2010, Messi scored a goal of such breathtaking quality that even the home fans were on their feet. 

Real Zaragoza were still in this 2010 La Liga game at the 65-minute mark and when keeper, Roberto, had safely gathered another aimless cross, there appeared no danger whatsoever.

A punt upfield was pinballed around until it came to Messi just inside the opposition half. Here the referee has to be given some credit because La Pulga was almost wrestled to the ground. Only the lack of a whistle and Messi’s tenacity allowed him to come away with the ball.

Immediately faced by the right-back, he shimmied to his left and left his opponent on the ground.

Accelerating into the box, he then managed to beat the covering defender both inside and outside before unleashing a low drive into the corner past the helpless Roberto.

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