It’s a simple question, but not necessarily simple to answer.
Wednesday, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi—as he is wont to do—did something that had never been done before. In a match against German club Bayer Leverkusen, the Argentine superstar became the first player to score five goals in a Champions League match.
In honor of Leo’s hat-trick-with-two-extra-hats, here are five videos that showcase the skills of the world’s greatest soccer player.
If this blog were called ArgentinianSportsFans.com, the “aka” part of the title would not be necessary. That is because soccer legend Diego Maradona is referred to by many in his native country as “D10S”, which is a combination of his jersey number (10) and the Spanish word for God (“dios”).
Here in America we know Maradona for what he famously did in the World Cup – primarily the “Hand of God” and the “Goal of the Century” in the 1986 World Cup – and for what he has infamously done off the pitch, including gaining weight, developing drug and alcohol addictions, and essentially becoming Argentina’s slightly-less-erratic version of Mike Tyson.
Although Diego Maradona’s life has always been a whirling dervish of contradictions, one thing is absolutely certain: he his hilariously photogenic.
Used to me talking NBA? Used to me talking LeBron? Kobe? Wade?
Well, here’s the other side of me that you people don’t know: I’m a die hard futbol (soccer) fan, and you can’t blame me…I’m Portuguese! So, you can pretty much say this is a great time of my life, because soccer is everywhere I look and the NBA Finals are reaching their climax!
Now, I know most American sports fans aren’t into soccer, but I’m here to show you why I believe soccer is the world’s most beautiful sport, and why YOU should pay attention this World Cup; I promise you’ll end up falling in love!
Here are some of the best of the best, the cream of the crop, and the most dazzling stars to play the beautiful game that we here in the States call soccer! Enjoy!