The Argentinian strategist was still in the oven and the mill during the victory of Albiceste against Uruguay. An image freezes its fascinating hold.
The force of attraction. Lionel Messi is poison for his rivals. Impossible to give him a yard or a second. His bodyguards on a mission must watch him like milk on fire. The threat is permanent. And vigilance is collective. Against Uruguay, Argentina’s third goal illustrates the game of the six-fold Golden Ball better than a thousand words. The Paris SG player monopolizes the attention of seven opposing defenders. Quietly, he will drive the ball out of the penalty area, trapping and taping the seven hypnotized Uruguayans and a sudden and subtle shot from outside to tip the Argentine game. The difference is made. The magic has once again worked. The cross will be unstoppable, will lead to the goal of Lautaro Martinez.
The snapshot freezes the importance of Lionel Messi. Scorer (Argentina’s first goal), Messi is registered as the first South American to reach 80 national goals. Messi, the weight of the numbers, the shock of the photo.
This image is reminiscent of Diego Maradona surrounded by Michel Platini, Paolo Rossi and four other Juventus Turin players. We only see black and white stripes but the control of the ball remains the possession of the playing master of Naples, in 1986, or six helpless Red Devils in the World Cup against the touch of the ball from the Argentine.
It also refers to the photos of Andres Iniesta isolated in the middle of six Croats or five Italians during Euro 2012. Photos that had been compared by the Belgian site 7 out of 7 to the Olive and Tom comic strip.
During the freshest League of Nations, another photo showed the dexterity of a player capable of performing miracles in a very small area. It illustrates the skill of Karim Benzema during the strike triggered in imbalance during the match against Belgium. The goal of hope. The one who revives the Blues, allows them to get out of their torpor, hang a little light and overturn everything.
The photo of Messi tells of a crazy hold. Olé describes: “The image surprises and strikes. Once again, Lionel Messi is the protagonist. Once again, he appears surrounded by rival players, fascinated by the figure of Argentina’s number 10. Seven Uruguayan players are watching him, as if they are enamored with his game. Messi brought them together to one side and the game moved and ended with Lautaro Martínez’s goal to bring the score to 3-0.»Click-clack, it’s in the box. And stored in the souvenir album. The expression of domination.