Messi Shows Brilliant Nutmeg on Defender During Win Over Paraguay At Copa America

Messi Shows Brilliant Nutmeg on Defender During Win Over Paraguay At Copa America

  • Lionel Messi was toast of the fans as he produced another man-of-the-match performance against Paraguay
  • Fans could not hold their praise for the 33-year-old as he nutmegged a Paraguayan defender towards the end of the game
  • Messi is yet to win a trophy for his native land at senior level as he looks to help argentina win Copa America

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Lionel Messi was instrumental to Argentina's passage into the quarter finals at the ongoing Copa America competition, Citi Sports.

The Albiceleste defeated Paraguay by a single goal scored by Angel di Maria with the 33-year-old getting fully involved in the build up.

Moments before the final whistle, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner proved whey he still remain relevant in the sport.

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He brilliantly slipped the ball through the legs of a Paraguayan defender and the fans were loving every bit of Messi's sumptuous skill.

Messi is still awaiting his first senior trophy for Argentina and the Seleccion are doing everything just right to win Copa America.

The Barcelona superstar has lost in two Copa finals to Chile as both showpiece ended in an intriguing penalty shoot-out.

Messi shows brilliant nutmeg in win over Paraguay at Copa America
Lionel Messi shows brilliant nutmeg on Paraguayan defender at Copa America. Photo by NelsoN Almeida
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The 2014 world Cup finals is another point of reference for Messi as Argentina lost out on penalties to Germany who became eventual winners.

Brazil are already favourites in retaining the Copa after winning it two years ago and the Selecao stand in the way of Messi's Argentina after recording three straight wins in their group.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Lionel Messi has mesmerized several defenders in his career and one of them is Italy's Alessandro Nesta who confessed he got intimated by the Barcelona superstar, Sempre Milan.

Nesta is regarded as one of the best defenders the game has produced but when he came face-to-face with Messi, the Argentine made him look ordinary.

AC Milan traveled to the Camp Nou to play Barcelona in a Champions League group game and the then 37-year-old said he was mentally exhausted with the quick feet of Messi.

As quoted by 90min the former Lazio defender said:

“The thing that made me depressed is that he had left ten times in ten minutes and I was starting to struggle at 37. In the tenth minute I kicked him and fell to the ground exhausted, I could see the stars."