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In the 8th minute of Barcelona’s La Liga tie against Huesca on Sunday night, even Lionel Messi was not good enough to deliver a spectacular volley shot.
Ousmane Dembélé returned the ball to Jordi Alba after a throw-in on the left wing, the prowling star passing over his man before showing his quality as he waited to float a cross to the far post.
Messi was left dangerously unmarked, leaving the all-time great with time and space to attempt a daring karate kick, a dishonest endeavor that turned out to be when Messi hit the ball further from goal than where he was when he received it. .
Messi made up for the fun moment in the 26th minute with a great assist to Frenkie de Jong, who was selected after a brilliant move from midfield.
Lionel Messi | Better skills • 2021 | The best player of all time? pic.twitter.com/kErQeX3Lbs
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Lionel Messi v Huesca.
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Images from beIN Sports.
One thing seems obvious after this, and that is that Messi could have used his spell with the injury to see the Karate Kid during the festive period.