Lionel Messi is still the world’s best footballer and probably the greatest of all time, despite how ridiculously well his Barcelona teammates Neymar and Luis Suarez are playing at the moment.
Neymar and Suarez would be the first to admit that Messi is still top dog at the Camp Nou - and they’re both more than happy with that, even though they’ve scored more goals than the five-time Ballon d’Or winner this season.
Messi will often produce a moment during each match that only he is capable of - and he did the same in training today. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).
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Italian musician Eros Ramazzotti uploaded a short video of Messi scoring from behind the goal with a left-footed curling shot, in front of a couple of teammates including Andres Iniesta, who sported a beaming smile after watching his pal’s moment of magic.
“Leo, great champion of football but above all a great man,” Ramazzotti wrote on the tweet.
Messi trailing in race for Pichichi
In order to win the Pichichi - the award given to the top scorer in La Liga - for the fourth time, Messi has some catching up to do.
After missing two months of the campaign with a knee injury, the 28-year-old has only scored 13 goals in 18 appearances this term. Suarez leads the way with 23 goals, two clear of Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Not that he's bothered....
However, one suspects that Messi isn’t particularly concerned about finishing as the league’s top scorer after his audacious penalty in the 6-1 win over Celta Vigo on Sunday.
The South American, instead of shooting, passed the ball to Suarez who converted. It went down as another missed penalty for Messi, but he didn’t appear to be remotely concerned.
Messi is the top scorer in Barcelona’s history and the top scorer in La Liga history, so he doesn’t exactly need more goals.
The man himself has always maintained that team trophies mean far more to him than individual accolades - and you know he’s telling the truth.
MSN are impressively selfless
What makes the ‘MSN’ so formidable is the fact none of them are selfish - all of them will pass when the pass is on, or shoot when required.
It could be argued that this is why Real Madrid’s ‘BBC’ hasn’t faired as well over recent years.
Ronaldo is always desperate to bag every goal and has visibly expressed his frustration on numerous occasions when either Karim Benzema or Gareth Bale have nicked in before him to score.
This is one of the reasons why Messi and Ronaldo in the same attack would never work.
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