Gary Lineker perfectly sums up Lionel Messi's brilliance with a tweet

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Sometimes it's hard to put into words how we all feel about Lionel Messi.

The Argentinian's equaliser against Sevilla was his 500th career goal at Barcelona and he shows no signs of slowing up just yet.

Victor Machin Perez had given the hosts the lead, until some lovely build-up play from Neymar saw the Brazilian give the ball to Messi, and it ended in the usual fashion - with the superstar finding the back of the net.

Take a look at the finish here:

The 29-year-old is just sublime, right?!

As we say, it's hard to sum up his brilliance, but Gary Lineker has pretty much said what everyone's thinking:

Lineker's been getting a hard time of late for his comments on social media, but it's hard to imagine anyone disagreeing with that.

Messi at his best 

It was eventually Luis Suarez who gave Barca the lead in the 61st minute, with Luis Enrique's side in desperate need of the three points to close the gap on Real Madrid.

As usual, though, it's Messi who has stolen the limelight from his Catalan team-mates, winning more plaudits for providing Suarez with the assist.

It's great to see him enjoying his football again, too, as it's fair to say he wasn't a happy bunny in last week's 3-1 Champions League defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad.

It seems like the world's greatest breaks records on a weekly basis, but even as milestones go, reaching 500 goals so quickly has to be seen as a special achievement.

Can Messi still beat Ronaldo to the Ballon d'Or? Have your say in the comments. 

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