Reminder every week we get to watch the GOAT play
savor it, enjoy it, live it, breathe it
one day your kids will ask you how it was like to see him play
>yfw this was against the 2010 spain that was supposedly the best ever
The GOAT plays in a inferior league that has two real rivals, use to be only one for most of the GOATs career.
See people can argue all they want about La Liga's depth but look at the money. Even the worst Premier League team makes a ton more than 4-7th place La Liga team. And its proven that wins are directly correlated to money spent on the wage bill.
Just converted few of gifs from link below, only his passing skills btw
Did your supposed "GOAT" nearly win a world championship literally by himself? If not, get that junk right outta here.
>get to watch both football GOATs
We are truly living in the golden age /sp/
>doesn't he have twice as many assists or something?
lel is this b8? are you serious? he never had and he never will
cca 3 years as winger/forward and 3-4 years as playmaker
According to this amerifat Bayern doesnt have the pedigree that Real and Barcelona have. Weird that Bayern is the club with the BY FAR highest revenue in merchandise and commercial then. They literally have 30% more income in that field than Real, who are second. The only reason Real is still number one on the revenue list is because they are being paid like 120m more from TV revenue which mostly is due to how ridiculous the TV money is being distributed in Spain.
At his absolute prime? He might only have 1 or 2. Injuries can ravage a career.
Messi relies alot on his speed and agility. That shit doesn't keep up as you go older. He has mad tekkers but doesn't have the strength of someone like a Zidane to keep playing at a ridiculous level at 35.
>Messi relies alot on his speed and agility
He doesnt. His current playstyle does but he has proven countless times that he has the intelligence to simply switch to being a playmaker.
>TOP SCORER EVER OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
>GONNA BE TOP SCORER SOON OF ARGANTINAS NT
ITS GREAT TO BE ALIVE ALL PRAISE THE GOAT
>MFW MESSI RETIRES I'LL BE AN OLD STUBBORN CUNT WHO CANT RESPECT NEW YOUNG PLAYERS
find messi to win
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why are british fags in general so mad at messi? its like their scapegoat for their pathetic league to be taken seriously, like "hur dur our league many phisycal messi cant suceed here" "hur dur stoke nighty night"
seriously britain, get your shit together, he already kicked arsenal and manchester ass some times, so chill and enjoy the goat being goat
probably because other than chelsea, hes torn most of our teams new poopers
Tell me, why does argentinean football and Argentina suck so much? I just read you are having a new 30 teams league, with 10 newly ascended clubs and just one home and away "clasico" game. What kind of country and society let's a piece of shit like Grondona dictate the future of football for 30 years?
>apparently meant to be privileged to watch to be able to watch Messi and Cristiano
>one has one move and does the same thing over and over, the other is a penalty and tap-in merchant
There are about 20 other players i felt more privileged watching than these two overrated super club babbys
OP that's not Cristiano Ronaldo silly
>that's HGH taking wouldn't be shit without Iniesta and Xavi babby
Do people consider Ronaldo a great dribbler? I saw on /sp/ a while ago that was a thread dedicated to the best dribblers in football today and everyone called out the guy who posted penaldo, is that fair? I don't watch enough, but it seems like he just does a lot of skill moves to fake people out but can't take people on like Messi can
Maybe in his United years he was good. Now he doesn't really do it effectively. He does flashy stepovers and similiar shit, but rarely takes on the player. Wouldn't call it his playing strenght.
I will tell him all about Di Maria as well.
>tfw tried to get into divegrass but just couldn't do it
>tfw missed out on the career of the Jordan of soccer, aside from a handful of WC games
I must commit sudoku.
i prefer watching messi cause he is better. talk about yourself. ronaldinho was a living deception, you had to watch 2 games for a nutmeg a flipflop and other players goals. messi does it all himself, he is just less flamboyant and more efficient.
>but you obviously saw ronaldinho on youtube only
Messi is that quiet kid you take pity on and have him in your school group project. Due to his autism, he ends up doing all work and finishing the whole project in a day and gets an A+++ for everyone. Whereas Ronaldinho is that kid who's chilled as fuck, barely doesn't any work, but you'd have him in your group because there would be major bantz and he would be great for the team spirits.
Exactly, he could've perfectly pulled that out, yet decided from the very first day to play for Argentina.
Sometimes I don't understand our extreme sport nationalism. If a player of ours pulled a Costa here he would probably get beheaded (Mauro Zárate doesn't count 'cause >Chile)
>le Iniesta and Xavi meme
>Xavi with frequent injuries and about to retire
>Iniesta clearly past his prime
Few months ago when Suarez and Rakitic were doing fuck all, mostly him and a little Neymar too where the only reason why Barca kept on winning games and functioning as a team. What happened when he got benched? Silly defeat and >muh crisis.
They were right when they said "sometimes people expect too much for Messi to appear solve all matches", 'cause he really was doing that. It was about time for the other guys to step in line now.
I did just once. A WC qualification match against Colombia. Sadly he was just returning from his PSG injury. Everyone was doubting he would even play. His performance wasn't top notch at all.
I'll get another chance...
Oh my god
>2018 will be the last world cup messi will ever play
HE MUST WIN AT LEAST ONE GOD DAMMIT, HE DESERVES IT
You must not have been here for /wc/, newfriend
>hurrr it's just Bosnia
>hurrr it's just Iran, muh stat padding
>free kick goal vs Nigeria
>hurrr keeper didn't move, still stat padding
>muh sterons meme
You really don't know what you're talking about, do you?
Messi is barely taking enough to be alive, obviously, he's still a manlet, he has a small chin, and last I checked, his treatment doesn't increase his football ability.
+ has a son that watches Messi yt videos
>not really a fan of soccer, watch the occasional EPL game if it's on
>Messi is extraordinary to watch and I have zero knowledge of soccer
True sign of a GOAT, makes everyone else look like they're moving at 0.75 speed
You now realize with this assist (pic related), Messi equalled Figo as having the most assists in La Liga
His famous solo goal vs Getafe in CdR semi-final 5:2 win.
Faggots like to greentext >Getafe, but many don't know that they won second-leg 4:0 (Messi didn't play) and eliminated Barca. They qualifyed for UEFA cup next year and got to the quarter finals where they were eliminated by Bayern (after extra time).
>that goal would have not been possible without that Xavi pass :^)
>Messi pls come here we will go fucking insane like you cannot imagine.
I genuinely think that Chelsea deal could be done and would like it to happen. Just imagine the likes of Shawcross and Jagielka trying to track his runs and movement.
If Messi goes to England his legacy would live on forever just because of the marketing power and the global footprint the English have on the internet.
It's like when Pele went to NY Cosmos and now everyone thinks he's GOAT because of the media hype the american jews gave him
>Messi will never have long hair again
Puyol didn't introduce him to Napalm Death and Slayer. You had ONE job, Carles.
make one webm for the 4-3 goal against brazil, that one freekick under the wall, chip against mexico and solo against bilbao
that would be great, instead i watched higuain and palacio choking
They fucked the possibility of having the BEST BANTER EVER vs Brazil.
>root for every team that plays against Argentina
>lose 7-1 at home
>root for Germany LEL
>your rival wins at your home
Brazil 4:3 goal webm here>>56555948
I'm just using some online gif to webm converter, that's why shit quality. There is online YT to webm too, you just paste the url he does the rest, but there's no option to cut the sound and you can't upload webms with sound here.
I wonder if people will ever say "let's hear about Messi and the goals"
>your first goal ever will never be assisted by Ronaldinho
>Ronaldinho will never pick you up and kiss you afterwards and tell you this is just the beginning of your career
>implying Sabella isn't a good coach
He turned a group of 4 meh defenders that no one believed in into one of the most solid defenses of the WC without restorting to >park le bus. And he was one of the only ones that managed to fully exploit the bunch of great forwards Argentina always had (Messi, Agüero, Di Maria, Higuaín). That's why I say I miss the 2012 NT. All those 4 where on top form there. But for the WC Agüero was half injured, Higuaín was fading (he didn't score much with Napoli back then either) and Di Maria got injured against Belgium. That's why from then on Sabella had to change formation and focus more on defense and tactic planning, which resulted in the boring ass, 90 minutes of passing the ball in the midfield matches against Netherlands and Germany, and consequently Messi losing protagonism and explosive power.
>mfw trezeguet left argentina and almost won 2 world cups
>mfw camoranesi left argentina and won a world cup
>mfw messi could've left argentina and won a world cup
since 1930 everyone has been leaving argentina and winning world cups but then coming back when they feel like retiring
Messi is of course at or beyond their levels
but his task now is to become THE GOAT
Halilovic is a good talent, but take of your bias glasses. Messi was a first team player at 17 and a regular at 18, while Halilovic is still playing for Barcelona B (one appearance in the cup for A).
>on team filled with world class players always in a babby league
>won youth world cup at 17
>first team in Barcelona at 17
>regular at 18
>at 19 he was already the 2nd best player in the world because Kaka decided to have an amazing year in Milan
>since then he's been the best player in the world
his assencion to goat status came so fast
I'm going to buy candle and light it before City game. I geniuenly feel bad for them cause everyone will make fun of EPL defense and City. They really don't deserve this upcoming trashing. RIP blue bros
>" I am just upset by the wasted chances. We had the best chances. We knew we could not dominate the game but we knew what we wanted to do. I just wanted to lift the cup and bring it to Argentina. The pain is very great."
fuck you higuain, fuck you palacio
fucking pieces of shit
>"On November 19, Ronaldo scored all four of Portugal's goals in the two-legged play-off against Sweden which ensured Portugal's place at 2014 FIFA World Cup. His hat-trick in the second-leg made him tied for Portugal's all-time top goalscorer after equalling Pauleta's record tally of 47 international goals. The next day, it was announced the voting period for the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or had been extended, much to the chagrin of Barcelona president Sandro Rosell. At the beginning of 2014, Ronaldo ended Messi's reign as the best player in world when he was awarded the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or.["
how is this fair? that made Penaldo win it by 3% of the votes (27% vs 24%)
is Penaldo the most beta human being in the sport?
>flops and cries any time possible
>finally win the champions league but you aren't even crowned man of the match
>have an artificially inseminated kid because you're gay
>break up with your model girlfriend you hired just so you wouldn't look gay
>now have a half black looking kid, no gf, and in the shadow of Messi once again
Look at the margin in last BdO. Systematic smear campaign from Madrid did a good job. Also this:
>(Reuters) - Spain's public prosecutor has asked a judge to dismiss charges against Lionel Messi for alleged tax evasion, arguing his father was responsible for his finances and not the Barcelona
>MADRID – A Spanish judge has rejected a prosecutor's request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed.
I wonder who could be behind this.
"Oh, Messi? That old fart? Hasn't scored once against Chelsea. Those are the only times I've ever saw him play and he was gobshite in all of them, even choked away a penalty. Overrated shit, son."
Spanish judge is a soci of Real Madrid too btw
Its not even close. Maradonas run pales compared to almost anything Messi does. This run against England is what people remember of him. He got past 4 people by simply dribling past them. Messi literally destroys his opposition in these gives, going into actual confrontations against 4+ people. 90% of the webms in this thread are more impressive than Maradonas run. The two arent even remotely on the same level.
Messi so far above anything we have ever seen before, espiecally considering the tactics and defense of modern football. He truely is the greatest of all time. Even Dinho in his best 2 years pales in comparison. And Messi has kept this level for almost a decade now.
b-but muh goat 80s era defending
>that last defender reaction
dat Di Maria run anticipation, dat perfect chip pass into space
one of them was the clasico in november 2010 (?) when they killed real 5-0
>mfw messi goes full GOAT mode at the next world cup to avenge this
Messi is good but he has the best facilities in the world along with the best doctors, nutricionists, and trainers. He also practices every single day to get better and does nothing at night beside hang out with his family or play video games.
What did Maradona have? the facilities in Argentina are mediocre and the ones in Naples aren't much better.
During Maradona's time off he would hang out with the mafia, go betting, or do massive quantities of drugs. He was a drug addict in its purest sense and by the end he had no money and had to sell his earrings to the Camorra so they wouldn't kill him.
That being said, the fact that Maradona is even comparable to Messi is really impressive on Maradonas part. Becuase imagine how amazing he would've been if he wasn't drug addicted.
It is truly glorious.
You posted some nobody though m8, don't worry I'll spare you the embarrassment.
do you guys think messi is happy ;_;
do you think his wife fuggs his teammates when he spends all day playing soccer
>yfw Messi's gf is a nutricionist
>Champion with Estudiantes
>Champion with River
>Last place with River (that counts like a title for Boca)
>Saved Catania from a certain relegation
>Rescued Atletico de Madrid from the pit full of shit and turned it into the first a Liga winner that is not RMA or FCB since Valencia (2004) and took it to Champions League finals
I hate him too, but let's not be blind.
That was literally the only way to score that goal. He could only do those two things and they were hard as balls. And yet he got it.
This one is just insane. Look at him running like a fucking mad man. And after the run, he has enough strenght to kick the ball like that and put it in a corner. What a fucking beast.
And this one is my favourite ever from him. Everything is perfectly made. I will never understand how the hell did he see that spot. Then the magic.
Gonna go adn try to calm my boner now.
he was 50 cms away from being the indisputable GOAT
it feels almost like that missed Pele goal in wc 1970, but at least brazil was the champion
Fortunately for Pele he got to play with the great Socrates and Jairzinho which scored in every single match of that World Cup. It's like Pele was gifted the 1970 title
and let's not forget in 1962 when Pele only played the group stages and didn't play a single knockout game and Brazil still won the world cup.
his 3 titles are a farce.
But i ain't even mad, he's done a good job promoting himself.
>Messi will never win a WC and will go down in history like Zidane or Robben
>He was one match away from becoming the second coming of Maradone
>He knows this and goes to bed knowing this every night
>one game is going to define his entire career
so because he came 10 centimeters away from the goal hes not the GOAT? or howabout a disallowed goal or the fact that higuain missed 2 sitters and palacio did as well. Of course no one will remember this, and the people that will remember this already remember the 7 years of Messi, not the one day of failure.
go fuck yourself
Nice quads but I'm not saying no one will remember him. They will not remember him as maradona or Pele because he failed to win the wc
And yes it was one match but it was the match that coul'dve changed his career. It's like being close to breaking an olympic record and missing by 0.00005 segs or cms
He will not get to that GOAT level because he didn't win the most important award football has. He didn't and he will always not have that , as compared to maradona or pele , who may have even had a worse career overall but showed the world they could win the ultimate cup. It's like having a huge factory and missing one gear
lel the world cup is nowhere near as important as it used to be
do you think beating costa rica or algeria or bosnia or chile to reach quarterfinals or semifinals is difficult? even uruguay made it playing against the worst countries (ghana?? please)
then once you get there all you have to do is win 2 games and suddenly the best prize in the world is yours...
no thanks. The champions league is 100x harder and more prestigious now.
Do you think anyone is going to remember Muller holding the world cup trophy? what about Goetze? even if he scored the winning goal, no one gives a fuck about him.
thinking the world cup is impressive now is just like the sad fans that think the club world cup is anything compared to what it used to be (when it was the intercontinental)
That's why everyone everywhere is fucking excited , the tv ratings get off the charts , there's so much fucking money put on it and it moves huge masses of people across the globe
Yeah man i'm sure the wc can't compete with the Barclays
You do realize those costa rica or algeria guys are the one making the goals in your champions league?
You have to win games against the best team entire countries make up after the eliminations so it's not like random countries can get into the wc. Every country is a hard match even if your american knowledge of football tells you only barca and bayern are hard teams. We're talking about world class athletes gathered around the globe trying to win the cup for their country. One that happens every 4 years .
Do you even remember how many champions each team has? No you fucking don't . But fuck yeah you remember each star on each jersey because that's what everyone will always remember
Saw him play a friendly vs Venezuela at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata . Had to travel halfway across the country to see him play. Totally worth it. I've even kept that match ticket as a memento.
it is pretty special getting to see him play each week
>tfw Kane will become the greatest ever England striker in time for you to be able to watch him win the World Cup with your son on your lap and say "We watched this moment of history together, son"
>you have to win a specific 7-game TEAM trophy to enter the rang of GOATs
I don't think so, Pablo. Sure he will not achieve legend status in Argentina if he doesn't win WC, but in terms of individual ability and individual career achievements he is definitely up there with GOATs (and he probably has 5 more years to play at top level).
>He knows this and goes to bed knowing this every night
He goes to bed knowing he'll fuck Antonella and that he has millions saved in some tax haven.
Who the hell thought playing fucking jedi master was a good idea? Fuck him and guatain.
>Against a German team with no Lahm and Klose 'cause they got retired
>None of the starting XI of the WC final being in the starting XI of that match except Kroos, Neuer and Howedes.
>Löw more worried about trying alternatives and young players than winning the game
Yeah sure m8, WC final rematch, Messi is useless for the NT, etc.
how about this one?
it's like they wanted Messi to lose.
>who lets a manlet player dictate his lineup
What are you implying m8? :^)
>At the 2011 Copa América, Tevez was the only player from either side to miss in the quarter-final penalty shootout against Uruguay, resulting in Argentina's elimination
>implying he wouldn't choke too
i can't watch that webm without muttering
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>spoonfeed Iniesta with 2 assists
>b-but he was invisible vs Chelshit