Video: Lionel Messi embarrasses Paraguay duo with silky mechanics

Lionel Messi in the process of nutmegging Santiago Arzamendia

No one is safe when Lionel Messi is around as a couple of Paraguay players found out the difficult way when they tried to pin down the Barcelona legend at injury-time.

Argentina extended their unbeaten record to 16 matches and booked a quarterfinal birth at the ongoing Copa America with a 1-0 win over Paraguay at the Arena Mane Garrincha in Brasilia.

Lionel Messi couldn’t get on the scoresheet, could only manage a pre-assist for Alejandro Gomez’s goal, but did manage to absolutely embarrass a couple of his markers late in the game.

The Argentina captain displayed sublime movement as he first sent Angel Cardozo Lucena flying without even touching the ball and then nutmegged Santiago Arzamendia in an unintentionally disrespectful manner.


By Surjit Patowary

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