Is there a better sight in world football than Lionel Messi dribbling past multiple opponents before scoring?
While he may have struggled to produce his best form at PSG, Messi was untouchable at times earlier in his career and one fan has attempted to capture that greatness in a new compilation video on Twitter.
The video, which features clips of Messi from the 2016-17 season, was posted by user Lionel30Comps on Friday, alongside the caption: “The art of dribbling.”
Lionel Messi 2016/17— Messi Comps (@Lionel30Comps) January 21, 2022
The art of dribbling 🎥 pic.twitter.com/6aa5RPRmuw
It features clips of Messi displaying his perfect touch, balance and blistering speed during his time at Barcelona.
Fans have reacted positively to the compilation video, with one supporter writing: “This is absolutely insane.
“Total madness something I cannot believe it really happened yet I saw it happening. How do you explain that?!”
Another wrote: “Poetry in motion.”
“By far the greatest in history,” added a third.
This is absolutely insane. Total madness something I cannot believe it really happened yet I saw it happening. How do you explain that?!— Deo (@DeogratiasOlowo) January 22, 2022
Poetry in motion.— Mk_10 (@Razikh10) January 21, 2022
You don't hate this guy unless you hate the beautiful game— Feisal (@feihung66) January 22, 2022
Messi the goat— Dean (@Deannine9) January 21, 2022
The 2016-17 season was one of Messi’s most prolific at Barcelona, although they would miss out on the La Liga title to rivals Real Madrid.
Messi scored 54 goals in 52 games for the Catalan club that season, winning the Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup.
In total, Messi scored a remarkable 672 goals in 778 games for Barcelona before moving to PSG in the summer.
However, he has found French football a tougher prospect at the age of 34, scoring just six goals in his 16 appearances this season.
Featured Image Credit: Alamy & Twitter: Lionel30Comps
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