Some people have dared to compare Mohamed Salah to Lionel Messi after his four-goal haul for Liverpool against Watford on Saturday evening, but those who claim the Egyptian is now on the same level clearly haven’t watched enough of the Barcelona maestro.
Messi, who produced a masterclass against Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday night, was at it again this afternoon at the Camp Nou.
This time Athletic Bilbao were Messi’s victims. The Argentine played his part in the opening goal, scored by Paco Alcacer, and then made it 2-0 to the hosts with a goal from the edge of the penalty area on the half-hour mark.
Sky Sports’ commentator Rob Palmer said that Messi is currently at the peak of his powers moments after the ball hit the back of the net and it’s hard to disagree.
While the South American has been extraordinary in every season since 2006, he seems to have taken his all-round game to new levels this term.
Messi makes Barcelona tick - everything now goes through him - and yet he still scores goals for fun.
Prior to this afternoon’s La Liga fixture, Messi had scored a magnificent 34 goals in 42 matches.
Messi continues to surprise - even aged 30
The world ran out of superlatives for Messi a long time ago.
But every time you think you’ve seen it all, football’s magician seems to conjure up another unique piece of magic.
Messi’s goal against Athletic was, by his standards, fairly routine: a low strike into the bottom corner with his left foot.
What Messi did after scoring had everyone talking
But he did something afterwards that football fans had never seen from him before: he danced.
Honestly, it looked a bit weird. Messi is a genius but watching him dance was a bit uncomfortable.
You can watch it here…
Football fans have never seen him dance before
And here’s how everyone reacted on social media…
Messi has certainly upped his celebration game over the past couple of seasons.
But would you like to see him dance more after scoring goals? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
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