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Video: Lionel Messi making fools out of Manchester City players with his magical nutmegs

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Lionel Messi’s performance against Manchester City proves why he is just a level above everyone

Don’t let the 1-0 scoreline fool you even a bit. It was Barcelona’s night through and through, and if not for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart’s splendid performance, the scoreline could have been appalling, to say the least.

Speaking of appalling, perhaps the horror that Lionel Messi has stricken at the hearts of the Manchester City players will stay on forever, marked as a wound that cannot be healed.

Yes. I'm talking about the way the Argentinean was taking on the same team which had won the Premier League last season, and, of course, his oh-so-filthy nutmegs. If there were any doubts that Lionel Messi was a level lower than that of the Peles and Maradonas, those doubts better have been brushed aside.

His nutmeg on James Milner

The prophecy now is that Lionel Messi can nutmeg mermaids too. So, no James Milner. You don’t have to be upset. This is all you can do when a magician is tricking you right in front of your oh-so-human eyes. Just watch him work his magic.

His nutmeg on Fernandinho

It was the Argentinean’s exquisite pass to Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic that led to the first goal and to further stress on telling you how good he was last night, this is how his statistics stood – 3 shots on target, 5 key passes, 11 successful dribbles, 82 successful passes (82.9% success rate) and even one successful interception.

Here is his heat map from last night, courtesy of

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