Video: Lionel Messi's insane first touch after launching ball 5 storeys high
Here’s yet another reminder that Lionel Messi isn't from this planet. The Argentine phenom showcased his phenomenal first touch during a recent appearance on a Japanese television show.
After a pair of cranes hoisted a fence to a height of 18 metres, Messi was asked to kick a ball over the obstacle and collect it on the other side without letting it touch the ground.
It is obviously not an easy task. A challenge that that even many football legends would struggle to complete. But up stepped the four-time Ballon d’Or winner and left everyone watching with their mouths wide open in shock.
What’s more, he did it on the very first try – phenomenal!