This is the height, literally.
Some things stay with you forever, some others stay with you and give you chills forever. Lionel Messi’s second goal against Bayern Munich in Barcelona’s 3-0 ruination of the German champions last night belongs in the second category.
In one devilishly slick move, the legend (shh, no argument now) effectively destroyed Jerome Boateng’s good name as a defender and made world-class goalkeeper Manuel Neuer look like a miserable figurehead between the posts. It was a new kind of wickedness, traumatising on several levels, yet delightful to watch. We’re all sadists now, deriving pleasure from the pain of others. And we’re not sorry.