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'Messi's Presence Alone Scares Opponents!'

'Lionel Messi's Presence Alone Scares Opponents!'

By Keegan Kruger - Apr 04, 2018 05:00 PM @KeeganKruger

Lionel Messi's presence alone has the ability to strike fear into his opponents, but also has a calming effect on his teammates, according to an FC Barcelona defender.

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The Argentine, who is expected to lead his side out against AS Roma in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final, produced a bit of magic this against Sevilla last weekend, when he came off the bench with the score at 2-0 to help the Catalan giants fight back to draw their LaLiga match 2-2.

Speaking ahead of the UCL clash on Wednesday night, Blaugrana left back Jordi Alba explained how he thinks Messi affects any given game.

"When Messi is on the pitch, opponents become scared and we become calm," Alba said, according to Football Espana.

"He makes every one of us play better when he is on the pitch compared to when he is not and you could see this at Sevilla – when he changed the game completely.

"His introduction changed the course of the game and, of course, he provided the crucial second goal – he makes and scores the chances which turn matches."

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The 30-year-old has made 44 appearances for the Blaugrana so far this season, scoring 36 goals and assisting a further 16 strikes.

Do you think Messi has that fear factor for opponents, like Alba suggests? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Real_Madrid_Kings Apr 07, 2018 08:49 AM
If only Ronaldo was not a goal scoring machine, his magical touches with the ball would have made him the greatest player of all time
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Faysal Apr 05, 2018 09:34 AM
The name says it messi
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KK-kELLS Apr 04, 2018 06:37 PM
he's just to good n i thank God that i was born to witness the greatest player in history become the greatest of all time

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