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What did Lionel Messi eat from his sock during the win over Olympiakos?

The Barcelona maestro was spotted picking something from his sock in the 10th minute

When you’re Lionel Messi you’re probably used to the spotlight being on you 24/7.

The Argentine maestro was instrumental again as Barcelona all but booked their Champions League last 16 spot after beating Olympiakos last night.


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Lionel Messi stole the show as usual with a goal and an assist

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Lionel Messi stole the show as usual with a goal and an assist

Messi scored a trademark free kick in the 3-1 win at the Camp Nou, duly reaching a century of goals in European competitions in the process.

But it was a moment in the 10th minute of the game that got people talking.

With the score at 0-0, Messi paused for a second, reached into his sock and appeared to pick something out and put it in his mouth.

Firstly, that’s slightly gross.

Secondly, what veritable delicacy could possibly have been living in there?

Messi leans down to retrieve something from his sock

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Messi leans down to retrieve something from his sock

He then pops something in his mouth

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He then pops something in his mouth

Well, according to Spanish radio station Radio Catalunya, Messi was chomping on a glucose tablet for a calculated energy boost during the game.

The 30-year-old has a well-documented tendency to suffer from nausea before and after matches.

And the reports believe the tablet was induced to inhibit those symptoms.

Yummy

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Yummy

So that’s that.

It’s weirdly reassuring when the best player that has ever graced the game shows a human side.

Although I guess it’s slightly different to that desperate Berocca intake us mere mortals usually rely on to fight back a hangover before Sunday League matches.


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