start here

start here

The Daily IKN email digest, get all daily posts sent to you next day (& no ads)

1/18/15

Lionel Messi's three goals today

My stars he's good at doing ball:


The last couple of months have seen Leo coming back to his best form (he's lost a few Lbs too, probably connected). More proof with these three vs Deportivo La Coruña today, each one high skill, each one different. Maybe the first is the best due to the way he read the game before the cross came over (and the quality of said cross). But they're all top quality.

UPDATE: A mailpal, well a real-life pal in fact, who also used to be a semi-pro football player writes in (translated):
You're right, Lionel's header is special but not just for the positioning. The contact with the ball is perfect, it's very difficult to do that and he makes it look easy.
PS: And for those of you with a love of "those special goalkeeping moments", here's the first goal in the Argentina vs Peru match going on as part of the Under 20s South America tournament, on this month.  Argentina's currently winning this one 4-0 won this one 6-2. Ouch.


Oops.