“Defied Logic”: Dani Alves Reveals Lionel Messi Once Took Out FC Barcelona Defense With Untied Boots

Published 11/20/2021, 12:39 PM EST


FC Barcelona are in a state of crisis this season after losing their club captain and legend, Lionel Messi. However, reigniting dead hopes, fellow legend Xavi’s appointment feels like a breath of fresh air for many. Alongside him, the signing of 38-year-old Dani Alves is another effort to bring back the glory days.

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Alves is arguably the greatest right-back of all time, who reached his peak form at FC Barcelona. He was a free agent after spending some time in the Brazilian league, where he did exceptionally well, despite his age. This time around, this will be Alves’ second stint at the club, but he will only start playing for Barcelona from January.

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Dani Alves and his incredible story about Messi

Alves shared an amazing story about his former teammate, Lionel Messi, doing incredible things in training.

I remember during one training session, Messi was doing things with the ball at his feet that defied logic. Of course, that is what he did every day. Only this time, something was different. He’s running past me, I look down at his boots and I’m thinking to myself, ‘Is this a joke?’ His damn boots are untied. Both of them. I mean completely untied,” Alves revealed.

 

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The FC Barcelona squad during Alves’ time at the club was one of the best in the world, notably, with brilliant defenders as well. However, none stood a chance when Messi had the ball at his feet, even in training.

This guy is playing against the best defenders in the world and he’s acting like it’s a Sunday in the park,” Alves concluded.

Lionel Messi and his new club

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Messi is currently playing for serial French champions Paris Saint Germain as the Parisian’s hope to make history, winning the UEFA Champions League.

They went on to have one of the greatest transfer windows of all time this season, signing Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi, Gini Wijnaldum, and Gianluigi Donnarumma along with Messi.

Soccer Football – Ligue 1 – Paris St Germain v Olympique Lyonnais – Parc des Princes, Paris, France – September 19, 2021 Paris St Germain’s Lionel Messi reacts REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

However, the Argentinian forward is struggling in the team right now. Regardless, given his caliber and rich history, it’s only a matter of time before Messi magic takes over Paris.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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