There are times when you watch Lionel Messi and it just looks like he’s playing in the schoolyard with friends.
He never looks hurried or flustered, and he’s in total control so cheeky bits of skill just come naturally. He scored four goals against Eibar today, and Martin Braithwaite deserves a lot of praise for his part in the build up:
— FC Barcelona more than a club (@barcelona_than) February 22, 2020
Most players in that position would slash at the ball and possibly not score, but Messi just leaves them all looking foolish as he almost walks the ball into the net.