Messi, aged 5

Lionel Messi is a freak. In ten years we’ll probably be talking about how his work on the global stage is unlikely ever to be repeated. Just like people did with Pele, Maradona, and like I say about Eric Cantona.

Anyway. Here’s Messi as a five year old. The ball is almost half his size, and it’s still on a string.

Here he is ripping Bayer Leverkusen apart in the Champions League 19 years later.

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