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http://www.espn.com/soccer/club/barcelona/83/blog/post/3803969/lionel-messi-routinely-delivers-magic-for-barcelona-but-his-third-goal-vs-betis-was-interstellar
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Saw it live
Lost my ****
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gambochaman said:

Saw it live
Lost my ****



What other player even thinks of taking that shot? He is the most incredible player of any sport I've ever seen.
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Was the video on that link or not because ESPN doesn't have rights to the game?
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snowdog90 said:

http://www.espn.com/soccer/club/barcelona/83/blog/post/3803969/lionel-messi-routinely-delivers-magic-for-barcelona-but-his-third-goal-vs-betis-was-interstellar
You are bad at the internet.

A link that actually has the video
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Clearly GOAT in my book
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If Ronaldo wins Cl with juve he will be the goat.
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snowdog90 said:

gambochaman said:

Saw it live
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What other player even thinks of taking that shot? He is the most incredible player of any sport I've ever seen.

Nic Lodeiro took the almost the exact same shot for the Seattle Sounders this weekend against Chicago. Granted his was barely saved.

Messi's ability to make that look so smooth is ridiculous

And here is a version for the thread that you don't have to link.

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The Betis fans could do nothing but stand up and clap. Wow.
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Been watching YouTube videos for the last hour. Just stupid sick.
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Louis botha said:

If Ronaldo wins Cl with juve he will be the goat.


Why does that make him the greatest?

If I'm building a team around one player today, it's Messi. Messi has a ton more goals and assists this year compared to Ronaldo. He's also a player that, in my opinion, makes others around him better. I don't classify Ronaldo as that.
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snowdog90 said:

gambochaman said:

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What other player even thinks of taking that shot? He is the most incredible player of any sport I've ever seen.
Answer: Raul did it vs Gijon in 1997/98, and Frank Lampard in recent memory. Although brilliant, others have done the same (if not better).
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AustinAg2012 said:

snowdog90 said:

gambochaman said:

Saw it live
Lost my ****



What other player even thinks of taking that shot? He is the most incredible player of any sport I've ever seen.
Answer: Raul did it vs Gijon in 1997/98, and Frank Lampard in recent memory. Although brilliant, others have done the same (if not better).
Better in what way? Messi's was pretty much the perfect placement. At best, I can see the others being equal.

Do you have a link to video?
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That's an awesome graphic.
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AustinAg2012 said:

snowdog90 said:

gambochaman said:

Saw it live
Lost my ****



What other player even thinks of taking that shot? He is the most incredible player of any sport I've ever seen.
Answer: Raul did it vs Gijon in 1997/98, and Frank Lampard in recent memory. Although brilliant, others have done the same (if not better).
Bergkamp had one as well.
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I agree. Fantastic.

I would like to see the same chart with penalty goals added, but at a lesser rate, maybe each penalty goal counting as perhaps 10% of a regular goal. I understand removing them completely, but I'd argue that it shows that a player has good composure and finishing skills if they're a regular penalty taker for their team, so I think it ought to provide a slight bonus.

Also I'd like to add an obligatory "Pogba is overrated."
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Deuce against Juve in Europa League. Not a one timer but still...

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Was just about to post this same goal. Think Fulham even voted this one of their greatest goals.
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A great shot but not uncommon .
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To me, what made this shot special was not the mere fact that it was a chip over the goalie (Messi does those all the time), it was that the goalie was in a good position to not be chipped (making the tolerance really small) and that it was a one timer from a medium pace ball coming from an angle. Balls coming right at you (or barely moving) are a lot easier to chip where you want. Neither of those are the case here. Hell even professional players on the opposing team recognized the quality of that shot. They would know better than any of us.
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mathguy86 said:

Deuce against Juve in Europa League. Not a one timer but still...




The call was awesome and Burley's comments at the end were great too.

I forgot about that goal.
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Hat tip for coming up with Raul. Guy was class and fun to watch.
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aTmAg said:

AustinAg2012 said:

snowdog90 said:

gambochaman said:

Saw it live
Lost my ****



What other player even thinks of taking that shot? He is the most incredible player of any sport I've ever seen.
Answer: Raul did it vs Gijon in 1997/98, and Frank Lampard in recent memory. Although brilliant, others have done the same (if not better).
Better in what way? Messi's was pretty much the perfect placement. At best, I can see the others being equal.

Do you have a link to video?
Just in case...

Raul:

Lampard (Ironically, vs Barca):

For my money, both are better. All three are great, though.
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I don't know, man. Messi's caught the underside of the crossbar. And the commentator for Messi's s##t a squirrel in the aftermath of his which has to be worth something. All three are awesome. Tough call and arguments could be made for all three.
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For my money, neither are better. The first one was was so high that the goalie was able to get a hand on it. The second one was a slow roller going right at him. Messi's was more difficult and better placed.
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bagger05 said:

I don't know, man. Messi's caught the underside of the crossbar. And the commentator for Messi's s##t a squirrel in the aftermath of his which has to be worth something. All three are awesome. Tough call and arguments could be made for all three.
I'm sorry, have you never heard Ray Hudson do commentary. He is the greatest ever. And he does that for every goal, especially Messi's.





****, I'd watch him call grass growing


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To each their own. Raul used the outside of his foot to get that chip effect. Much more difficult than Messi's. And the fact that neither nicked the post means better touch/placement in my mind. Granted, only one of the three allowed the GK to get a hand. All are amazing, so no complaints here.
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AustinAg2012 said:

To each their own. Raul used the outside of his foot to get that chip effect. Much more difficult than Messi's. And the fact that neither nicked the post means better touch/placement in my mind. Granted, only one of the three allowed the GK to get a hand. All are amazing, so no complaints here.
The others had more room to work with. Messi had a couple feet tops.

I assume you are a Ronaldo fan boy?
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+1 for ray hudson
I recently found his talk show on sirius in the morning....my commutes are so much better now
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Personally, I think the standing ovation is more for the hattrick and overall domination in the game. The goal is good, but I dont have it as a "best ever" goal.
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PatAg said:

Personally, I think the standing ovation is more for the hattrick and overall domination in the game. The goal is good, but I dont have it as a "best ever" goal.
I agree. I think his Maradona-esq goal is his best ever. But he has so many amazing goals that if anybody else made them, it would be their best goal ever. I'm also a big fan of this goal against Arsenal in the championship league. To have the calmness and ability to touch the ball like that blows me away.
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I dont know if I mavel more at Messi's finish on that, or Iniesta's abracadabra assist
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gambochaman said:

I dont know if I mavel more at Messi's finish on that, or Iniesta's abracadabra assist
Both are great.
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