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Well, he is singlehandedly carrying the sorry ass of the argentinian team all by himself.

Vs bonsia, he dished the assist for first goal ( didnt count as assist tho), and scored the 2nd.
Vs iran, he scored the winner in clutch time ( minute 90).
Vs nigeria, he scored 2 goals, and assisted the third ( he played the corner).

Vs switzerland, he comes clutch again..and dishes the assist for di maria to score.

4 goals, 3 assists.Involved in all of argentina goals. All this, with teams double/triple teaming him.. even at certain possessions, there are like 4 - 5 players defending messi.
 

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Can you imagine if opponents defend Messi, like they do with other stars?
He would easily have 10 - 15 goals by now..
Giving him just 10 cm space..and its dangerous.
Teams rather give higuain ( utter crap) an open net to score, then defend Messi 1 on 1..
 

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Di maria has been on the ball more and been very important too
They are not defending di maria, as Messi tho.DI Maria had more spaces to make dangerous moves, and dribbles.On Messi there are like at times 4 - 5 players. ALl teams are setting up defending Messi, when facing argentina.Not di maria, higuain, lavezzi ...
 

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Oh boy, wait till pele10 comes across this :drunk:
 

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Wow, Sabella benching Kun? Luckily he didn't bring Tevez around, else there will be riot in the dressing room.
Argentina tactic (or lack of) reminds me of 1986 Argentina team.
Their only players with license to attack:
DiMaria -> Burruchagga
Messi -> Maradona
Kun Aguero/ Higuain -> Valdano

7 men defense line with 3 DMs
 

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You can only judge him when this World Cup is over. Say if Belgium beats Argentina (which seems very possible) with Messi doing nothing you can't speak of him being the player of the tournament. But until now he was crucial for this Argentina side to come as far as they did and if he continues to do well in the semi's and final you have a case.
 

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good....but not impressive
 

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Well the stats for Messi up until now have been amazing. All the assists and goals he has done have been all game winning balls.

Keep up these performences and win the world cup, it will def go down as one of, if not the greatest performences in the worldcup.

Non the less, alot of times I see try way to hard and limiting his team as a result. The team is very reliant on Messi, or Messi at times is like someone who just want to do it by himself.
 

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Very impressive. Creates everything dangerous for Argentina. Apart from scoring and setting up their goals, he has shown some other-worldly skills. There was this moment yesterday when he skinned two Swiss defenders on the line after facing them up. He is the ONLY player in the world currently capable of doing that.
That run to set up DiMaria, the way he hurdles tackles. The way he beats defenders...Wow

He may not be able to drag this crap team all the way to the final, but he has performed. He's the only Argentine player with guile. Lavezzi and DiMaria are blunt instruments, Higuain is just taking up space. If Aguero were fit and in form, Argentina would be far more dangerous.
 

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There was this moment yesterday when he skinned two Swiss defenders on the line after facing them up.

Yes, I think the one you talking about..he went on to shoot the ball..swiss keeper saved it, palacio didnt rebound and fell...

If Messi scored that, it would have been a goal we speak about for next 30 - 40 years..
 

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Yes, I think the one you talking about..he went on to shoot the ball..swiss keeper saved it, palacio didnt rebound and fell...

If Messi scored that, it would have been a goal we speak about for next 30 - 40 years..
I think Vandeper was referring to the one where Messi skinned both, but then got tackled by a very determined Rodriguez. That was just beautiful to watch. It was impressive how Messi improvised when he did not have an option to make a pass.
 

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Messi has been the best player in this tournament so far. Ruben also been very impressive but Messi is holding this team on his shoulders, saving the day in all 4 games! these are legendary features.
 

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