Remember the guy at school who was about three times better than everyone else at football? The one who had trials at Hull City? Who never quite made it but peaked, unknowingly, as a 13-year-old running circles around his peers and scoring double figures every break time?
Hard to not to think of him watching the goal Luis Suarez scored last night, in which he made the Atletico Madrid players around him look like schoolboys.
Picking the ball up from Javier Mascherano around the half-way line, the Barc striker knocked it between and beyond the two defenders tracking him before accelerating around them, shrugging off a challenge and placing it past the 'keeper with the insouciance of the only lad in your class who has had full sex with a woman.
It was a mere seven minutes into the Copa del Rey semi final that Barcelona won thanks to second goal from Messi - though Manchester United target Antoine GriezmannAntoine Griezmann kept the tie alive with 59th-minute header.