Like the Dog Whisperer
The Nutmeg Whisperer doesn’t sound like the most flattering nickname in the world. We’re almost certain that Lionel Messi wouldn’t like it. But what the Nutmeg Whisperer doesn’t know won’t hurt him. So keep shtum.
Let his football go
The Barcelona superstar was up to his old tricks in an open training session on Tuesday morning. Messi has a reputation for being an elusive dribbler and, when in need of space, parting legs like Moses parted the Red Sea. He leads the ball to the promised land: the back of net. After fake dribbling to get past two players, he took his shot.
Thanks to the chaotic presence that he carries, things tend to work in Messi’s favour. The shot somehow went through both the goalkeeper’s and the defender on the line’s legs. Watch the prophet triumph below.