Lionel Messi nutmegged Manchester City midfielder James Milner on Wednesday night during Barcelona’s Champions League round of 16 second leg 1-0 win at the Nou Camp as the Catalan club progressed to the quarter finals.

It was Messi’s second nutmeg of the match, having already inflicted the same embarrassment on Fernandinho after the four-time Ballon d’Or winner’s assist created the opening goal for Ivan Rakitic.

But the Argentine’s brilliant nutmeg on Milner which left the England player on his backside, got the biggest plaudits on the night and it had former Barca coach Pep Guardiola covering his face giggling in amusement and Twitter reacting to Messi’s masterclass.

Football greats such as Dutch legend Ruud Gullit, Gary Lineker and active pros like Manchester United’s Ashley Young, Wolfsburg’s Andre Schurrle, Liverpool’s Jose Enrique as well as QPR’s Charlie Austin all hailed Messi.


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