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30th Jun 2014

Vine: John Obi Mikel owns Paul Pogba with lovely back-heeled nutmeg

Yes, this is actually Jon Obi Mikel we’re talking about.

Conor Heneghan

Yes, this is actually John Obi Mikel we’re talking about.

The Chelsea midfielder is more renowned for sideways passes than for his silky skills, but he produced a moment of magic that Messi would be proud of during Nigeria’s highly entertaining last-16 clash with France this afternoon, bamboozling Paul Pogba with a wonderfully executed back-heeled nutmeg.

Vine via @ActualFutbol