International Football

'Messi-Cam' Video of Lionel's One-Man Destruction of Venezuela

Get up close with Lionel Messi
Get up close with Lionel MessiJamie McDonald/Getty Images
John BainesCorrespondent IMarch 26, 2013

If you didn't see or hear about Argentina's 3-0 hammering of Venezuela last Friday night, then it won't come as much of a surprise to find out that one man in particular was practically unplayable.

Yes, Lionel Messi was at it again, scoring one and setting the other two up in another devilish display which left the Venezuelan's chasing shadows and trying to tackle an object which wasn't there.

La Albiceleste's skipper was a cut above everyone else on the field, and if you want to relive the ordeal of being a Venezuelan defender, then check out the "Messi-Cam" video of his contribution to the cause.

Argentinian TV assigned three cameras to track Messi's movements––and even they struggle to keep up with him at times.

You can see close up each shoulder dip and sharp dart of his dribbles, and every subtle touch and flick when he's in possession.

It's fascinating to see his minute movements prior to receiving the ball––the tiny steps into space and instinctive glances to note where he and the rest are.

The footage zooms in on the four time World Player of the Year as he prepares to take a penalty in front of a packed El Monumental, but my personal favourite is the insight the access gives into Argentina's third goal.

Messi's through ball to Higuain was exemplary and few players could have played the pass, but watch on from around the seven minute mark to appreciate just how the goal came about from start to finish, with Messi instrumental every step of the way.

This is 10 minutes of your life you will never want back.

 

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