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Messi Scores a Wonderful Goal Against France

Every movement is so simple. A little feint in one direction, a little feint in the other direction; it’s nothing, and it neutralizes five converging defenders. Tevez does brilliantly too, in his barreling, on-balance way. Maradona crosses himself at the end.

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Messi Scores a Wonderful Goal Against France

by Brian Phillips · February 11, 2009

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