In the eyes of millions, Lionel Messi is the greatest footballer in history.
Most of them believed that to be the case prior to the 2022 World Cup – and Argentina’s triumph at the tournament has only converted more people.
Messi was the outstanding player out in Qatar, scoring seven goals and winning the coveted Golden Ball award.
But the wild celebrations are now over for Messi and he’s gearing up for his return to action with a more universal GOAT status at Paris Saint-Germain.
The 35-year-old is set to be involved in the capital club’s Ligue 1 fixture vs Angers on Wednesday evening.
Messi may even start the match at the Parc des Princes, as he’s been back in PSG training for nearly a week now
And judging by footage of Messi in practice, the rest of Ligue 1 should be terrified at the thought of coming up against him – even more so than usual.
In the video clip, the great man contributes to a goal without even touching the ball.
Now you may be asking; how on earth is that possible? Well, it’s all down to Messi’s unmatched football IQ.
His close pal Neymar fired the ball goalwards and when an on-rushing Messi realised it was heading in, the brain clicked into action.
The Argentine completely bamboozled the goalkeeper with a unique dummy and then glanced round to watch the ball find a home in the bottom corner.
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