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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi produced another man of the match performance against Espanyol in their Thursday night 2-0 Copa del Rey win, making it Barcelona eight consecutive Copa del Rey Semifinal.
La Pulga was at his mesmeric best dribbling past his opponent at will, they couldn’t just get anywhere near him, he was unlucky to hit the woodwork twice.

The Argentine captain scored in the 25th minute of the game as the Catalan giants overturned a shock 1-0 first-leg defeat to reach the semi-finals of the competition.
La Pulga was at his mesmeric best dribbling past his opponent at will, they couldn’t just get anywhere near him, he was unlucky to hit the woodwork twice.

The major talking point of the game was Messi show of magic, He received the ball on the left flank and proceeded to take on four Espanyol players, Messi shirt was pulled and he got a free kick.

Messi full individual highlights against Espanyol are well worth a watch, what he does with the ball at his feet is just inhumane, the reaction of the amazed fans in the Camp Nou says it all.

Messi has been in incredible form in the 2017/18 season and is currently La Liga’s top scorer with 19 goals.

Luis Suarez hailed La Pulga after his Man of the Match display against Real Betis on Sunday.

“The people who came to the stadium could enjoy it, they had the chance to see the best player in history,” said Suarez after the 5-0 league win.
“He plays each game with such detail. He’s spectacular.”

Messi will be craving to finally win a major silverware with Argentina this summer at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

He has reached four major finals with Argentina but they are always unlucky to win in the finals, Messi will be hoping to put those unlucky days behind him.

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