Lionel Messi Turns Phil Jones Inside Out Three Times In Space Of Ten Seconds
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Lionel Messi Turns Phil Jones Inside Out Three Times In Space Of Ten Seconds

Lionel Messi turned Phil Jones inside out so many times that his bandage loosened. He’s just that good.

It was the Messi show for the majority of the first half, and a moment involving the helpless Manchester United defender summed up a typically dominant display from the little magician.

I mean, just watch this. How do you actually stop this man?

Messi was at his scintillating best in tonight’s Champions League quarter-final, while goalkeeper David de Gea has had a bit of a nightmare, to be honest.

It took him just 16 minutes to get on the scoresheet.

Ashley Young needlessly lost possession and the magician capitalised, nutmegging Fred before slotting away a wonderful individual effort from just outside the area.

It was the 32-year-old’s first goal in a Champions League quarter final since April 2013, and what a way to do it.

Four minutes later, the five time Ballon d’Or winner found the net again but with a much weaker effort.

His shot fumbled under the Spanish goalkeeper, putting Barca 2-0 up on the night.

It was a cruel second goal to concede for Manchester United, who looked to be on the front foot early on.Marcus Rashford hit the bar in the opening minutes of the game, while Scott McTominay fluffed a chance in the box.

But this moment grabbed the headlines.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He’s interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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