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They’re almost identical. Both artisinally crafted free kicks from roughly the same distance, bent around a wall, off the post and in. But this is America. No ties (except at work or grandpa’s funeral). Watch ‘em both and help us pick which one was better, after the jump.
We must have the wrong idea of what pot looks like, because this photo of Leo Messi giving Pope Francis I a supposed “pot plant” features a plant that shows none of the usual identifying markers of cannabis, despite what some outlets are reporting.
Lionel Messi: soccer superstar and megalomaniac real estate hoarder? You be the judge below, in the case of the Spanish Estate That Nobody Wanted.
Leo Messi, Argentinian soccer player for Barcelona, is so good that he needs his own adjective. His coach apparently didn’t know how to describe him anymore. So now Messi has an adjective in a Spanish dictionary. The weird details, after the jump.
Today In Pitch-Crashers: A Fan Ran Onto The Field, Kissed Lionel Messi On The Forehead And Ruffled His Hair
Argentina and Sweden played an international friendly today with the South Americans coming out on top 3-2, but not before another fan sought out Lionel Messi on the pitch. This guy was particularly friendly and adoring, planting a kiss on his forehead, ruffling his hair and surrendering to security without incident. Messi took the whole thing in stride, probably because he’s a grizzled field-rusher veteran these days, though he did take a moment to re-style his hairdo. Priorities in a close match, obviously.
Note: Even If You Run Onto The Field Just To Hug A Player, You Will Be Treated Like Any Other Field Rusher
Look, I’m not gonna sit here, lie to you, and say I don’t get the urge to hug Lionel Messi. It’s like wanting to hug a puppy. Look at him: the boyish joy. The elven frame. Who wouldn’t want to squeeze him like the softest teddy bear? The urge to do it, though, is a little different from actually doing it, and especially different from, say, doing it by running onto the pitch midgame. [BuzzFeed]
Leo Messi notched his 85th and 86th goals of the calendar year Sunday in Barcelona’s 2-1 victory over Real Betis, tying and breaking Gerd Muller’s 85-goal single-year record set back in 1972. Here are highlights of that, plus the 84 goals that came before them. Get ready for a 10 minutes well spent.
What Happened Last Night: Kobe Reached 30,000 Points, And You Can Breathe A Sigh Of Relief About Lionel Messi
Welcome to another edition of “What Happened Last Night?” in which we look at stories of note from the previous evening in the sports world, just in case you missed it for whatever reason. So let’s get you up to date.