Video of Franck Ribery Embarrassing Lionel Messi in Champions League Clash Emerges

Video of Franck Ribery Embarrassing Lionel Messi in Champions League Clash Emerges

  • It is common knowledge that Lionel Messi is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time
  • With Lionel Messi's seven Ballon d'Or trophies, many fans and football pundits believe he is the greatest
  • But Franck Ribery once taught Lionel Messi a football lesson in a tough UEFA Champions League clash

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi might be one of the greatest footballers in history, but that doesn’t mean that he’s immune to the odd humiliation.

The 35-year-old Messi’s is well noted for his lightning-quick dribble and superhuman-like change of direction that sees him outwit opponents with ease.

One of his most iconic dribbles occurred in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals between Barcelona and Bayern Munich when he left Jerome Boateng for dead at Camp Nou in 2015.

Franck Ribery, Lionel Messi
Video of Franck Ribery embarrassing Lionel Messi in Champions League game has gone viral. Credit: @StarZkil1z
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It was a one-on-one situation when Messi dummied to cut inside onto his left foot before changing direction quickly onto his right, leaving Boateng to the ground in comical fashion.

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The Argentine genius then chipped the ball over the on-rushing goalkeeper Manuel Neuer with his right foot to put Barcelona 2-0 up.

But two years earlier, Messi was on the receiving end of a similar humiliation against a Bayern Munich player at the same level of the Champions League.

It was a first-leg clash between the Bavarians and Catalan giants at the Allianz in April of 2013, former France playmaker Franck Ribery had Messi on toast in a 1v1 duel.

Ribery dribbled past Messi in a way that made the little magician sit down near the edge of box in a way too similar to that of Boateng.

Bayern Munich eventually won the match 4-0.

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Sports Brief earlier reported that Spanish giants FC Barcelona have threatened to seek legal action after details surrounding Lionel Messi's contract negotiations were circulated in the Spanish media.

Messi was in talks with the Camp Nou outfit to extend his stay at Catalonia back in 2020, one year before he eventually joined French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

And on Wednesday, Spanish press outlet El Mundo released details of the contract discussions that occurred between the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner and the Blaugrana.