Messi received a nasty, teeth-loosening elbow on the first half of el clásico at Real Madrid. He had to change the jersey because it was bloody, and came on holding a gauze in his mouth. Several minutes later, this happened:
Messi breaks through Real’s defense for the 1-1 (via BeIn Sports)
On the last minute of injury time, Messi scored his 500th goal. It gave Barcelona the win and tied La Liga with Real for the top of the table. All of that going on and the guy still looked back to see if the ref was watching, before removing his shirt to celebrate. He got the yellow, but didn’t bother to put his shirt on to resume play. Everyone knew it was over.
Oh, and Messi never dives, nor bitches for calls despite being hacked every game. Lionel Andrés Messi is just drive, and genius.
Yeah yeah, Real Madrid has one more date to go and are still favorites to win La Liga. Jesus Christ; enjoy things dammit.