Goals Remembered: Messi acts and directs his own screenplay at Copa America 2007


Musa Okwonga | Tifo Football
March 2018 | 4-minute read

Let’s think about the difficulty of the chip. It requires you to stab your foot underneath the ball, creating a backspin so furious that the ball loops sharply up and then down in a matter of metres. It’s a technique so tough that you probably can’t attempt it unless the ball is rolling slowly across your path and you are standing still. Got that? Right. Well, in this match, Messi does it on the run, and while the ball is off the floor.

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