Before Sunday, it felt like it’d been forever and a few months since I’d seen Lionel Messi score the type of goal with which the world has become accustomed with him scoring. This could be, in part, because of the fact that it was his first in open league play in nearly 700 minutes of pitch play. Maybe it was because — although I’d dismissed them outright — stories about his loss of love for the game had been swirling.
Those worries are now gone.
Because, sweet Lord Jesus, check out what Leo did yesterday vs. Sevilla in the midst of a tight La Liga race in a World Cup year.