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Messi’s Heroics Help Argentina Overcome Brazil

lionel messi1 Messis Heroics Help Argentina Overcome Brazil

Barcelona star Lionel Messi continues to cement his place among the legends of the game and not just as one of the best players in the last five years. Messi has won everything on the club level but some critics have argued he must win the World Cup to be considered as one of the best ever.

While some of his performances with Argentina in the past were not up to par, Messi cannot be blamed for his country’s failures in recent years which came as a result of mediocre coaching under former legendary player Diego Maradona or due to the lack of complementary players who can bring the best out of Lionel.

However, in more recent times, Messi has clearly produced on a very high level with Argentina in a manner comparable to his performances on the club level. Lionel managed his first international hat-trick in a friendly against Switzerland back in February 2012. Over the weekend, Messi produced another masterpiece on the international scene as he scored a remarkable hat-trick against bitter rivals Brazil.

The Argentine magician seems to enjoy facing the Selecao as he managed to score a late winner against the Brazilians when the two sides met in Doha, Qatar. The Barca hero broke the deadlock with a fine late strike in 2010 to settle the friendly 1-0 in favor of his nation.

In New Jersey, Messi saw his side fall 1-0 before he produced to excellent runs and finishes to give Argentina a 2-1 lead. Brazil fired back with two goals to take the lead and as the Selecao appeared to be closer to victory, Argentina managed to equalize setting the stage for Messi to produce one more moment of magic.

Brazil’s goalkeeper Rafael made a fine save from Messi’s well-struck freekick as the match was nearing the final stages but he and his teammates could do nothing a few minutes later. Messi masterfully dribbled past Marcelo’s attempted challenge before going on one of his trademark surges and unleashing a wonderful curler to seal a 4-3 victory over the Selecao. Please click here to watch Messi’s third and wonder goal.

A huge crowd in East Rutherford was witness to one of the greatest individual performances by a soccer player and any professional athlete. Even some sections of the Brazilian crowd cheered with each of Messi’s goals and at the end many Brazilians did clap for Lionel despite the fact he was the main reason behind their team’s defeat.

Without Messi’s heroics, Brazil would have probably won this game without much trouble as the Selecao players seemed to have more possession and the better chances of the two sides. Below is the video showing all the goals of this entertaining match: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww7TENIsWE0

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7 Responses to Messi’s Heroics Help Argentina Overcome Brazil

  1. Tashrif says:

    He has already been one of the greatest in the history. To win a
    WORLD CUP has just added a greatest achievement to his name…We
    are just fortunate enough getting him in this era..What he has done
    so far no body except diego maradona did this before with the
    ball…He can easily score by his own, can create lots of chance
    for others. Mesmerizing MESSI………………

  2. Megha says:

    He’s not even better then Zidane or R9 yet. If he win the world cup
    he will be considerd one of the the Great player but not all time.
    Because R9 and Pele they win 2 or 3 world cups plus they played
    superbly both for club and country and help them to win. Messi
    can’t play football by both leg, he doesn’t have any flair when he
    played ( R9, Zidane, Pele they has) and many more thing he still
    will be not considered one of the greatest player of all time if he
    win the world cup.

    • Shaun says:

      Megha, He is not better then Zidane? and Ronaldo 9 who sucked
      against France in the world cup is better than Messi?Tell me who do
      you think is threatened by Messi so that we can understand the pain
      behind your words! is it Pele’? Well yes you have every right to be
      angray becuase he has already surpassed Pele’ ans i going to
      surpass Maradona

  3. Shorya says:

    Messi will not Be considerd best ever because he is not like that
    kind of player. He needs team support more, then any other greatest
    player like Maradona, Zidane, The Brasilio Ronaldo. If he win world
    cup still he will not considerd the best ever because football
    history has big name then Lionel Messi .

  4. Shorya says:

    I agree with Megha, Messi is not even close to Zidane or R9. After
    O’rai Pele I think Ronaldo is the seconed best player in history
    perpus Maradona.

  5. jeff says:

    What a childish and biased article this is. You wrote: “Messi
    cannot be blamed for his country’s failures in recent years which
    came as a result of mediocre coaching under former legendary player
    Diego Maradona or due to the lack of complementary players who can
    bring the best out of Lionel”. Well, if he is truly one of the
    greatest players ever, he should not rely on coaching or
    team-mates. Did Maradona enjoy the company of Xavi, Iniesta,
    Fabregas, etc, etc when he played for Naples or Argentina? Ahd then
    you wrote: “A huge crowd in East Rutherford was witness to one of
    the greatest individual performances by a soccer player and any
    professional athlete.” This is even more laughable. The fact is, no
    professional journalist and neither of the two countries have
    treated this game seriously. Both sides were testing new and young
    players. The first 2 goals of Messi were nothing magical and more
    attributable to his teammates who made the passes.

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