Thursday, April 24, 2008

Messi: World's Most 'Watchable' Player?

So, nil-nil after the first leg of Barca-Man. United in the Champions League semifinal -- a surprise, considering the attacking potential of both sides. The talking point is surely Cristiano Ronaldo's missed penalty, but the match was dominated by the electric skills of Barca's Lionel Messi. What is it about these Argentine players? They play the game with verve and daring, the way it was meant to. The lads and I saw Messi's magic up close a few years back, when Barca played the Red Bulls in New York. Every time he got on the ball, the flashbulbs popped and a primal chant of "Messi! Messi!" rocked the stadium. He is football's Mr. Excitement, even more so then Man. United's Portuguese winger. Ole!