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.
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.
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.
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.
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