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Cristiano Ronaldo Put Portugal In The Euro 2012 Semifinals, Then Maybe Possibly Trash-Talked Lionel Messi
Portugal’s headed to the Euro 2012 semifinals after a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic today, with (who else?) Cristiano Ronaldo providing the game’s lone score. But the goal isn’t all people are talking about – there’s also been a word or two said about what Ronaldo did after the scored.
In non-Euro 2012 news, Argentina played Brazil in a friendly today. Lionel Messi wasn’t going to let the so-called “group of death” capivate the eyes of the world, so he put on a show, racking up three goals in a 4-3 Argentinian victory. Here’s the third and final goal, in which he dribbled half the field and put the ball in the top corner. Oh, and by the way, it was in the 84th minute and the game-winner.
This is Barcelona’s version of a Blake Griffin dunk compilation. Messi has scored a record-setting 72 goals so far this season for the club, and the season’s not even over: he has one more La Liga match, plus the Copa del Rey final. 75 is well within reach. [101 Great Goals, via Richard Deitsch]
Today Lionel Messi scored his 253rd goal for FC Barcelona, which makes him number one on the team’s all-time scoring list. And he scored said goal the way he has scored so many others: cool, calm, collected and downright nasty, with a beautiful chip over the goalkeepers head. Check out history after the jump.
Lionel Messi is good. Better than good. Maybe even better than great. But you knew that. You’re not surprised to hear of his spectacular exploits on the pitch anymore. But would you be surprised by five goals in one match? Because he did that today. Video proof after the jump.
Lionel Messi is the world’s most dazzling soccer player. Many of those who closely follow the game would call him one of the best ever to play the game. He’s the best player on FC Barcelona, the world’s best team. But that doesn’t protect him from the dangers of the game.
It would be a spectacular example of the Beautiful Game if it was in a friendly blowout. But this won the Spanish Supercup for Barcelona, and once again it’s off Lionel Messi’s boot.
“It’s pure genius,” claims GOLTV commentator Ray Hudson, and we have to agree with his opinion on Lionel Messi’s goal that gave Barcelona a 2-1 lead over Real Madrid in their Wednesday Night Supercup match.
Lionel Messi was error-prone in Argentina’s 0-0 draw with Colombia in the Copa America.