Oh my. Oh me oh my. Lionel Messi is getting himself back to peak form just in time for the World Cup, is he not? I shouldn’t be amazed by his magic on the pitch, after seeing so many indescribable tricks so far in the past several years. But sweet Jesus, look at the bend he puts on this ball.
It’s an honor to watch him play. It truly is.
Here’s the big screen version:
Here’s the play that led up to Barca getting a free kick from about 25-30 yards:
And here’s the Vine with Ray Hudson’s ever-entertaining call of an amazing goalazo by Messi, who “takes the planets, the stars, and the gravity of the moon into account, and sends it with love.”