Lionel Messi is usually so accurate with the football but he’ll be wanting one of his shots against Villarreal back.
Not just because it missed the target, but because it struck a woman in the crowd and appeared to have a lasting effect.
Paramedics were called to attend to the fan but, while walking towards them, the woman appeared to pass out in a daze. Watch the video below.
SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay5
Messi contributed to Barcelona’s opening goal as his free-kick was eventually turned in by Ivan Rakitic.
Luis Enrique’s team are on course to extend their lead at the top of La Liga to 11 points following Atletico Madrid’s surprise defeat to lowly Sporting Gijon on Saturday.
Watch the woman's reaction after Messi's shot
Messi has played a key part in Barca’s rise to the summit, scoring 37 goals in all competitions, and, alongside Luis Suarez and Neymar, is part of the deadliest strike force in Europe.
The trio have found the net 106 times this season, with Suarez leading the way on 43 goals. Football is an 11-man sport but Barcelona certainly wouldn’t be on the brink of back-to-back trebles if not for the terrific ‘MSN’.
Arsene Wenger was full of praise
Arsene Wenger admitted after Arsenal lost 3-1 at the Camp Nou that Barcelona’s front three are capable of transforming “normal life into art”.
“As well, Barcelona going forward, the accuracy of their passing, especially Messi, is exceptional,” the Frenchman said, per The Guardian.
“Over 90 minutes he didn’t miss one first touch. At some point in sport you have to admire art. They have two or three players who transform normal life into art and I respect that. Of course, for me it’s suffering but it’s exceptional.”
Art? The woman in the crowd might not agree.