Someone call the RSPCA – there is a GOAT on the loose at Wembley.
Lionel Messi is giving us another reminder why we should feel so lucky to exist at the same time as him.
If Barcelona are good tonight it is all because of the Argentinian.
In the first half Messi was playing like himself, Andres Iniesta and Xavi rolled into one ball of pure brilliance.
Spurs didn’t know how to contain him, one minute he would be sliding inch-perfect passes behind the back four, next thing delivering beautiful crosses before popping up to run the defence ragged.
Come the beginning of the second half he elevated his performance to god-level.
Not once but twice he scythed through Spurs’ defence with the ball at his feet, curled the ball towards goal, beating Hugo Lloris both times, only to see his effort bounce back off the right post both times.
But as you know, third time is most definitely a charm.
Harry Kane had pulled one back for Spurs after his two misses, but almost instantly Messi restored Barcelona’s two-goal lead – and his celebration was even better than his goal.
The ball was pulled back from the byline, Messi used his mind control skills to tell Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez to leave it so he could tuck it past Lloris.
Usually a man with quite reserved celebrations, Messi decided to drop his 2018/19 celebration for the first time at Wembley.
He ran to the cameras, shaking his head and patting it with both hands then he blew a kiss to the crowd.
Any ideas? No, us neither.
Handily, Twitter was awash with rumours.
Either it was the celebration his son Mateo wanted him to do or he was trying to touch his imaginary GOAT horns.
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