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

Chris Wright

6th, September 2011

8 Comments

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…

http://youtu.be/bUu37_f6jPM

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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8 Comments

  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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