‘Forget about him struggling with Argentina… this move is MAD’: Fans stunned by Lionel Messi after he leaves Paraguay midfielder for dead with lightning fast body feint
- Lionel Messi’s Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by Paraguay in Copa America
- The result leaves Argentina having to contemplate an early tournament exit
- But despite their struggle, Lionel Messi has still been showing off his brilliance
For Lionel Messi, the present Copa America campaign with Argentina has, so far, been another bruising affair on the international stage.
Defeat by Colombia followed by Wednesday night’s draw with Paraguay means Argentina need results to go their way in the final round of group matches or their tournament is over.
But while Argentina have faltered, Messi has still shown flashes of his sparkling best.
Lionel Messi produced a moment of brilliance in Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Paraguay
A masterful feint took him beyond Richard Sanchez before he had even touched the ball
The most recent glimpse came against Paraguay, with Messi showing such an incredibly deliberate feint that Richard Sanchez was brushed aside before he had even touched the ball.
‘Forget about him being struggling with this Argentina team, this Messi’s move is MAD,’ one Twitter user wrote.
Another said: ‘No one has quite mastered body feint like Messi has.’
Fans were left stunned by Messi’s latest piece of individual brilliance in the Copa America
But it wasn’t all embarrassment for Sanchez, as he scored to put Paraguay into the lead against Argentina.
Messi equalised from the penalty spot in the 1-1 draw between the two nations.
Argentina now must beat Qatar in their final group match and hope Paraguay drop points against Colombia.