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Lionel Messi proved he wasn’t human with his assist for Barcelona’s third goal

Lionel Messi assisted Barcelona's third goal against Real Madrid without a right boot

There’s nothing worse than turning up to football without your boots.

Not a problem for Lionel Messi though, who assisted Barcelona’s third goal against Real Madrid wearing only one boot.

Messi lost his boot in a challenge with Marcelo in the build up to Aleix Vidal’s strike.


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The floor is wearing two boots

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The floor is wearing two boots

Far from being put off Messi weaved past the tackle of Marcelo and headed into the box with just a sock on his right foot.

He then had the composure to pick out Vidal, whose shot squeezed under Keylor Navas to make it 3-0.

Proof that Messi is from another planet.

Off goes the shoe

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Off goes the shoe

Who needs two boots when you can have one?

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Who needs two boots when you can have one?

Messi’s assist completed a wonderful afternoon for Barcelona, who are now 14 points clear of Madrid at the top of La Liga.

Luis Suarez opened the scoring before Messi made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after a handball from Dani Carvajal.

By contrast Cristiano Ronaldo struggled and missed Madrid’s best chance in the first-half.

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If Messi running around with a single boot on feels eerily familiar then you’re probably a Man United fan.

Messi headed past Edwin van der Sar in the 2009 Champions League final before celebrating with one boot.

Maybe he should do it more often.

He really is a genius

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He really is a genius

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