We know Lionel Messi is superior to his competition, and every now and again he does something truly remarkable to remind us exactly how much better he is than his fellow soccer players.
Two early goals from Real Madrid gave his competition a 4-3 lead on aggregate in the Supercopa de Espana when Barcelona midfielder Adriano was sent off for an American football tackle on Cristiano Ronaldo. That is the point when Messi stepped up and did what he does best, scored a goal on a crazy hard kick that stunned his spectators.
Just before halftime, Lionel Messi stepped up for a free kick from a decent distance. Curling the ball around the wall, Messi’s shot on goal sailed pass Real Madrid keeper Iker Casillas with pinpoint accuracy.
While that goal ended up as the last tie and Real Madrid went on to win the Supercopa on away goals, it’s once again Messi who stole the show, even during a loss.
The win marks the first time Real Madrid has won the Supercopa since its victory in 2008. The two teams will face off against one another in the Clasico on October 7.
Last season, Lionel Messi scored a world-record 73 goals; apparently he didn’t get the memo allowing him to slow down a bit. Messi has scored six goal in his first four matches with Barcelona this season.
In the meantime, here is the Lionel Messi goal against Real Madrid:
Do you think Lionel Messi is on his way to breaking last seasons 73 goal record?