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Ray Hudson calls Messi’s goal ‘Footballing Magic’

On a depressing day for Newcastle United supporters worldwide, one Geordie was grinning from ear to ear today after commentating on a simply sensational goal by Lionel Messi for Barcelona against Athletic Bilbao.

beIN SPORT commentator, and Newcastle United fan and former United footballer, Ray Hudson was the co-commentator as Messi went on a dazzling run past four defenders to slot the ball into the back of the net. His inch-perfect dribbling using his left foot as he went left and then right, and then left again was simply exquisite.

Not surprisingly, Hudson was ecstatic in his praise of the magisterial Messi.

Here’s the goal and accompanying commentary:

If the above video doesn’t work, you can watch it via YouTube here.

SEE MORE: Listen to our exclusive interview with Ray Hudson

H/T 101 Great Goals.

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  1. Efrain

    April 28, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Funny and knowledgeable commentator. He and Phil Schoen are a great duo.

  2. krawmn

    April 28, 2013 at 4:04 am


  3. Cantona

    April 27, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    The absolute worst commentator out there.. His appeal is to twelve year olds…


  4. Dust

    April 27, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    LoL that’s quite some commentary… He loves football….

  5. Evertonian

    April 27, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    After Barca made 3 goals in like 7 mins once, Ray said, and I paraphrase ” And the poor goalie who can do nothing but scream HELP ME OBI WAN KENOBI, YOU’RE MY ONLY HOPE” I laughed for like 10 mins

  6. John

    April 27, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I love Ray Hudson.

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