Lionel Messi - Harry Potter

It is unlikely we'll ever hear a story of a baby Lionel Messi being attacked by a dark lord and surviving with just a scar but the four-time Ballon D'or winner possesses unmatched powers.

Sublime skill, speed and control, the tiny Argentinian has overcome any trial before him, just like Rowling's creation.

Supported by his good pals Xavi and Andreas Iniesta, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger-esque, the footballing wizard has come to Barcelona's rescue more times than Potter at Hogwarts.

All he lacks is the scar and the ability to talk to snakes, but who knows on the second point.

Topics:
Manchester United
UEFA Champions League
Football