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'Messi Is A Machine'

'Lionel Messi Is A Machine'

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 20, 2017 06:30 PM @KeeganKruger

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been described as a "machine built to play football" by a Blaugrana legend.

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Xavi Hernandez, a former teammate of the Argentine's, regards the 30-year-old as one of the greats of the game because he has achieved so much success on both a personal and club level.

Messi is the first player to win five Ballons d'Or, and Xavi has now lauded him for his achievements.

"Leo can do (what) Xavi, (Andres) Iniesta and (Sergio) Busquets (do) at the same time and continue to do Messi," he told The Tactical Room.

"He seems a machine built to play football, with that rubber ankle that sticks to the ball."

The Argentina international ended rumours he was thinking of leaving the Blaugrana last month when he signed a new deal that will see him remain at Barcelona until 2021.

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Messi has made 585 appearances for the Catalan giants, scoring 510 goals in all competitions so far.

Do you think Messi will have a big 2017/18 season? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Jul 22, 2017 11:36 AM
I rest my case
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jinks Joined: 22 Jul 2017
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jinks Jul 22, 2017 11:08 AM
zidane proved he z great by performing for club and national team just like pele,maradona,ronaldinho,ronal do.why z this so called machine failing to perform with argentina a squard full of great players.maradona sed he wished cristiano ronaldo was frm argentina meaning if cristiano was frm argentina surely they wud hv won de world cup wich mess has failed.mess z a machine in bacelona only.
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Orlando Alfred Jul 21, 2017 07:47 PM
People will wonder and never understand what Xavi is saying. You have to think deep and find the solution and mode of action and statement
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thobz09 Jul 21, 2017 02:08 PM
"Leo can do (what) Xavi, (Andres) Iniesta and (Sergio) Busquets (do) at the same time and continue to do Messi," this statement by Xavi is what sets Messi apart.
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Brian Ngwenya Ngwenya Jul 21, 2017 08:33 AM
That's great
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Brian Ngwenya Ngwenya Jul 21, 2017 08:32 AM
He is the best player in the universe
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The Lecturer Jul 21, 2017 07:13 AM
I like the fact that Messi makes everything look easier. To maintain a high level of performance in the same team for so long it's surely not easy. The fact that none of the greats who once don the same red and blue strip as Messi never reached the same heights as him should tell you something. From Johan Cruyff, Maradona, Hristo Stoichcov, Ronald Koeman, Romario, Ronaldo (the best one), Figo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Deco, Xavi, Iniesta, Suarez, Neymar. And you think to be the best of all that list is cheap ? Go wash your brain.
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Khaya Shozi Jul 21, 2017 04:31 AM
EPL is like NFD? Wow I wonder if u have any backing of that assumtion anyway yes messi is great no doubt about that he was born with this talent as for Ronaldo he is a hard worker I like the fact that he first played for the red devels and succeseded with flyng colours #KBY
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LeCowhlohlo Jul 21, 2017 03:04 AM
@princebaloyi903 hoho you killing me bra.
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MR E Jul 21, 2017 02:53 AM
Messi is the soccer king
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Dion35 Jul 20, 2017 10:58 PM
Indeed he is , no body in the world of football can play like that even the most praised cry baby CR7
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#eddie Jul 20, 2017 10:39 PM
@princebaloyi903 Well said dude!!!
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HDK 732 VP Jul 20, 2017 10:39 PM
He's said to be a 'machine' but to me that can be said of Ronaldo , to me Messi is a 'computer' :when he touches the ball he's like typing a love letter to his sweetheart soft smooth and swift . With CR 7 it's like indeed an old typing machine where the typer has to be rough showing too much effort in what he's doing. So to me a machine is CR 7 Mercy is computer.
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#eddie Jul 20, 2017 10:38 PM
Ppl let's enjoy the magician who always produces us with unbelievable miracles everytime he plays while we still can....bcoz I doubt we will ever see a player like him ever again#MESSI#THE BEST#THAT'S A FACT!!!
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Sihle. m Jul 20, 2017 10:35 PM
Umessi akapenik yaz y bcoz ronaldhno tot him vry wel as 4 Rinaldo shym bandla mmh uhlez efun ukut uyskhokhorikho uzenz'uvan damm akashayek uyakhohl ukut leyondoda av ishayeka myb uddekil ufun ukut Stevn Segal mxm kuyohlw emin njebanye
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princebaloyi903 Jul 20, 2017 09:21 PM
the Best player in the world Messi OR CR7 It is not necessary for the best team like pirates to go play in NFD No it can't Same as for Messi he will never go play in EPL For small teams like Chelsea etc He will remain in LA liga where their is best team in Europe eg Barca , A Madrid and R Madrid For Messi to go play in EPL is just like going to play in 2nd Division Cr7 started in small leagues because he was still an amateur until he plays for the best league LA liga.
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indidane Jul 20, 2017 08:33 PM
Exactly
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slivo ledimo Jul 20, 2017 08:28 PM
No disrespect to C Ronaldo.from Man United.were he was unstopable to Real Madrid.he worked as hard as a Man on war.But One player to this day seems to not stop suprising us.LEO.No words to describe him.WoW.wat a God given talent
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khovhogo_tk Jul 20, 2017 08:23 PM
messi is the best..indeed he is a mechine
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Bob Dawana Jul 20, 2017 08:22 PM
Why not? Cz it's been his thing. MESSI is the best no one can do more than him. ..Messi is Barca and Barca is Messi whilst some Cowdo Sevel are in search for new teams somewhere, where is no Messi but mercy cz if there is Messi, there is no mercy.

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