Lionel Messi’s Ludicrous Dribble And Assist vs Nigeria (Video)

Chris Wright

6th, September 2011


By Chris Wright

Lionel Messi has just posted this insane assist against Nigeria in Bangladesh, nabbing the ball on the half-way line, stripping past three or four defenders while holding them all at bay before seeing his angled shot palmed into Angel Di Maria’s path for an easy roll-in…

Okay, so it’s not technically an assist, but it never ceases to amaze me how easy the wee chap makes dribbling at full-tilt look. He’s really quite good at it.

For the record, the game is still in progress with the score standing at 3-1 Argentina at the time of writing – Higuain, Di Maria and an own goal for the Albiceleste, Chinedu Obasi replying for Nigeria.

Video: 101GG

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  1. Jonny Tates says:

    Best Dribbler: Messi
    Best Passer: Xavi
    Best Shooter: Ronaldo

  2. Miguel - NYC says:

    this video doesn’t show messi stealing the ball from Mikel to start the play.

  3. George says:

    Miguel – Yes it does, just skip to about 55 seconds on the video, you can see it there.

  4. Varun says:

    Man he makes defenders look silly, they fall like dummies all over the place.

    @Jonny Tates
    You should add to that
    Best Ball Control: Iniesta.

  5. Yawn says:

    You mean to tell me Messi can rip the great defense of Nigeria apart? Astounding! They revolutionized defending in such a grand manner that Beckenbauer is applying for Nigeria citizenship! Its amazing how Messi can dodge all those perfectly timed tackles. Its like he’s a ghost!

    …please. There must be some distinction between a “good dribble” and “absolutely shit defending”. Otherwise, might as well get on your knees and slurp up all the sweat from Messi’s nutsack.

  6. Marcelo says:

    God, What a little man…

  7. alley al says:

    Man you know he’s really fast specially when you have 4 Africans chasing you at full throttle

  8. Aarony says:

    Bangladesh gets a mention in WAATP! Woooo!

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