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.
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?
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.
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.