- Lionel Messi has shown that he is to be reckoned with once again in the world of football
- He helped Barcelona win the Copa del Rey final by doubling their score, beating Athletic Bilbao 4-0
- This was Messi's 10th Copa final and he stunned his fans with his amazing peformance
Lionel Messi scored 50% of the goals in the Copa del Rey final match which propelled FC Barcelona to victory.
Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 4-0, with half the goals being scored by Messi himself. This is the 31st time the club has won the trophy.
The match was exciting with the score remaining nill on both sides until the last half hour when the floodgates opened and Barca scored all four goals in the last 30 minutes of the match.
Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong scored the first two goals before Messi sealed the deal by singlehandedly doubling Barca's lead in his 10th Copa final.
Messi was given some rough treatment from Bilboa but he repaid their kindness in the best way possible by adding points to the scoreboard.
Social media users took to the internet to celebrate the clubs win:
"Messi in the cup final what a goal."
"You want to be happy? Just watch Messi play football. That's where a large chunk of happiness resides."
"Messi is Mr Barcelona. When others left he stayed and keep saving Barca ass. He won everything at the club and smashing records. His 91 goals in a calendar year are mind-blowing. When he calls it a day. His time at Barca will be held in fond memories. "
Earlier, Briefly News reported that an old interview with Lionel Messi’s first-ever coach has gone viral on the internet showing that the tactician cried the very first time he saw the Argentine play football.
The first man to coach the legend was Salvador Aparicio who died in 2008, but he denied discovering the player before his passage.
Sadly, he never got to see the superstar’s full potential, but the former Grandoli manager was alive when Messi broke into Barcelona’s first team and also play for Argentina.
In other news, Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has emerged as the biggest taxpayer in the last four years in Spain.
The 33-year-old Argentine was said to have paid a staggering £324 million (R6.5 bn) during the period under review as shown in his leaked contract.
Messi signed a mega-deal worth a staggering £492 million (R9.9 bn) in 2017 - the deal regarded as the biggest sporting contract in history. The deal will expire this summer.
The implication was that the six-time Ballon winner had to pay significant income tax on his whopping wages.
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