Kevin Prince Boateng Opens Up on Messi's Magical Display Against Liverpool in 2019

Kevin Prince Boateng Opens Up on Messi's Magical Display Against Liverpool in 2019

Lukman Mumuni
updated at October 6, 2023 at 1:10 PM
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  • Kevin-Prince Boateng has shared one of the best moments of Messi's career
  • Messi scored a brace against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League in 2019
  • Boateng played with Messi while on loan at Barcelona

Kevin-Prince Boateng has described Lionel Messi's talent as unreal following his performance against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League in 2019.

The former Ghana midfielder played alongside the legendary Argentine during his loan spell at Barcelona in the 2018/19 season.

Messi produced one of the best performances of his career during the first-leg game against Liverpool at Camp Nou on May 1, 2019, scoring a second-half brace as the Catalan giants strolled to a 3-0 win.

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Kevin-Prince Boateng has disclosed how Messi produced magic against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League. Credit: @rioferdy5 @championsleague
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Barcelona had led 1-0 from the first-half after Luis Suarez opened the scoring in the 26th minute.

However, Messi stole the show in the second half with a masterful display, which saw him score a superb freekick, as reported by Sky Sports.

According to Boateng, he was intrigued by Messi's demeanour during the half-time talk as he showed no interest in the manager's talk, only to surprise him with that performance.

"The Liverpool game, when we scored 3-0, when he scored that freekick, unbelievable," Boateng told Vibes with FIVE. "So we come in the dressing room, he just sits down with his phone, he gets a massage with the physio down. Two minutes before we go out, he stands up, close his boots. We go out for warm ups, just long balls, control, dribbling a little bit, cross-bar challenge at a Liverpool Champions League game," he added.
"Coach makes like the last adjustment, talking, he is on his phone, facetiming, thirty seconds before we go out he just comes in, wears his jacket, goes out, boom, go go go... like this," continued Boateng.

Boateng's narration left Rio Ferdinand - one of the hosts of the show - surprised as they marvelled at the World Cup winner's talent.

Boateng opens up on chat with Lionel Messi

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former Ghana midfielder, Kevin-Prince Boateng insists he spoke with Lionel Messi once during his time at Barcelona.

Boateng played alongside the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner during his loan spell in Spain with the Catalan giants.

The 37-year-old insists he only spoke to Messi once and it was the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner inquiring about the state of the Serie A.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.