Friends, we are witnessing a once-in-a-lifetime talent. Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, who is still only 22 years old, could well eclipse the accomplishments (and legends) of Diego Maradona, Johann Cruyff, and Pele before his career is finished. Yesterday, Messi scored a hat-trick for Barca against Real Zaragoza, taking his tally to 11 goals in the last 5 games. There are not enough superlatives for the quality, artistry, and dignity (e.g., he never dives) of Messi's game. He is simply a supreme talent.
Here is a video of his famous goal against Getafe in 2007: