Magical Messi’s hat trick as Switzerland succumbs, 3-1


The little maestro might be answering all those knocks he needs Xavi, Iniesta, and the Barca passing system to flourish. Here he is taking on the Swiss team, no mean opponents, and dismantling them thoroughly.
Check out the second goal as other worldly as it can get. Messi running full tilt, using his low center of gravity to shift weight and direction, to get past the Swiss defense, and then using his superior spatial skills to overcome that acute angle and lift the ball with his left foot over Benaglia. He finished his hat trick through a smartly struck PK after Gonzalo Higuain was brought down.
The Swiss had a beautiful highlight of their own as Xherdan Shaqiri scored an absolute cracker to equalize before Messi exerted his will and skill on the match.

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One comment on “Magical Messi’s hat trick as Switzerland succumbs, 3-1
  1. Undoubtedly three well-scored goals. Although I believe the penalty wasn’t justified… From where I sat, it looked more like general confusion than an actual foul. Oh well. Allez les suisses!

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