Messi is the G.O.A.T

in messi •  5 months ago  (edited)


So after Cristiano Ronaldo put up a masterclass display to score a hattrick and secure a Semi-final slot for Juventus FC, the onus was on Messi to deliver a similar performance to rescue Barcelona from their earliest exit since 2004.

Barcelona played host to French outfit Lyon at the Camp Nou. Both sides were held to a goalless stalemate the first leg of the tie and eager to get a win. Barcelona got off the mark early, having a lion share of the possession before the goal galore started. Messi opened the scoring in the 26th minute and from there he characteristically dictated play. He went on to score a second goal and assist 2 as well.

This takes messi's 2018/2019 UCL campaign to 8 goals and 3 assists. This puts him at the top of the list with his closest rival (Robert Lewandowski) already out of the competition. It looks pretty much like Messi is set to win the UCL golden boot.

UCL Fixtures are now out for the semi-final stage.

Liverpool vs Porto
Barcelona vs Manchester United
Ajax vs Juventus
Manchester City vs Tottenham

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Hi @ulqu3

your post made me wonder - is soccer / football very popular in Nigeria?

Have a great weekend buddy

Cheers, Piotr

Soccer is the most popular sport in Nigeria. We don't really play much of other sports. A little of basketball (more a middle-class to upper class thing), swimming is big cause there are many riverine areas. Running is also a bit popular especially in high school. We only tried baseball, shotput during P.E in school.

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Thx for your reply @ulqu3

And what about other sports like boxing or MMA?


There is a small boxing community. We have a legend Samuel Peter. He held the WBC heavyweight title in 2008. In his prime he was a rival of the klitschko brothers.

We don't have MMA. We have traditional wrestling. Popularly known as egelege. You lose if your back touches the floor. It's a thing of pride and has even been used to settle wars(best warrior of this village vs best warrior of the other village). In the olden days, some parts made 2 suitors fight for the right to marry a highly placed bride(typically royalty).

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