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Twitter explodes as Lionel Messi rescues Barcelona against a gritty Sevilla

Leo Messi is a magician. Period. 
Anirudh Menon
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Modified 07 Nov 2016, 03:42 IST
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The Blaugrana were made to fight for every inch in a breathless encounter in the magnificent bullfighting arena that is Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Vitolo gave the hosts an early lead as they out-pressed, out-muscled, and thoroughly outplayed Barcelona in the opening stages. A Leo Messi moment of magic drew Barca level late in the first half, and from there on the champions never looked back. A deceptively brilliant finish from Suarez, after more Messi Magic created space for him, gave the visitors a 2-1 lead that they never relinquished. 

It was a breathless game that was played at breakneck pace and redefined the concept of end-to-end. Twitter, naturally, had some fine things to tweet as they witnessed (arguably) the match of a wonderful footballing weekend. 

Messi, as is his wont, was the focus of all the attention – 

This is ludicrous – 

He has a point here – 

And well, what more can you say!

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It’s lovely how Luis Suarez acknowledges Messi’s genius every.single.time!

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Suarez may have a point here – that pass for his goal was..

WOOF!

You know you are good, when even the opposition coaches can’t stop gushing over you

and Presidents too!

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Neymar, meanwhile, made an utter fool of himself with one trick too many – 

But he did have a pretty good game -

So was Luis Suarez

There were some celebs in attendance too! (But isn’t she clad in the red and white of Sevilla....?)

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Sampaoli has come in for a lot of praise, and rightly so! His men were brilliant!!

And so have Sevilla -

Published 07 Nov 2016, 03:16 IST
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