The Moment One PSG Player Proved That Lionel Messi Is Human After All

Now you know what it feels like, Leo

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At his omnipotent, marauding, savant best, Lionel Messi is the biggest problem to solve in world football; just ask James Milner, the recipient of that nutmeg. The one that made Pep Guardiola hold his head in ecstatic disbelief and Milner, poor, simple Milner, wish that he'd never grafted his way out of the smog of West Yorkshire.

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But, it turns out, Lionel Messi isn't impervious to a bit of embarrassment himself, as PSG's excellent Adrien Rabiot can attest.

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During last night's ceremonial 4-0 beheading of the Catalan Hydra, the 21-year-old PSG midfielder was an elegant, gallic dream; bossing the centre of the park and making the world's best player look like a poor man's Matthew Etherington.

And, to cap it all off, Rabiot decided to exact a bit of nutmeg justice himself on the hapless Argentine.

Oh what beauty: the laissez faire flick of the boot, Messi's desperate grapple with thin air; the palpable fury of it all.

Forgive us for bathing in this schadenfreude, but it's unlikely that you're ever going to see Messi look so normal again.

Well played, Adrien... well played.