Video: Messi in slo-mo is a beautiful thing to behold 6 years ago

Video: Messi in slo-mo is a beautiful thing to behold

Lionel Messi kicked off the new La Liga season with just your regular two-goal salvo to help Barcelona beat Elche 3-0 and this video in slow motion shows him at his imperious best.

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It's poetry in motion and also serves to highlight how much the man is actually fouled. He is dragged back, he is kicked, but still manages to stay upright. Are you watching Ashley Young?