Lionel Messi is magical on the soccer pitch. On Sunday as FC Barcelona and Real Madrid faced off in El Clasico, Messi gave us two more moments of brilliance to remember him by.
The first came in the opening half, when he tied the score at 1-1 in the 33rd minute. His deft dribbling and finish in traffic was one of the goals of the year so far.
Later, with Barça up 2-1, Real scored to tie it when James Rodriguez finished off a gorgeous cross from Marcelo. Despite being down a man, Real looked as if it had salvaged a home draw. Messi had other ideas.
In the final minute of stoppage time, Barça made one last run into the box and Messi, as the trailer, hammered a perfect shot to give FCB a win.
— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) April 23, 2017
It was Messi’s 500th goal for Barcelona. The man is simply incredible.