"Oshoala says Messi is not a 'normal person' as Inter Miami star scores unbelievable goal"

Asisat Oshoala in awe of Lionel Messi | Photo Credit: Imago, Times Now

"Oshoala says Messi is not a 'normal person' as Inter Miami star scores unbelievable goal"

Ayoola Kelechi 05:49 - 03.03.2024

Lionel Messi's latest display for Inter Miami left the six-time African Player of the Year in awe

Inter Miami's Lionel Messi left fans and opponents alike in awe with his extraordinary display in their recent 5-0 victory over Orlando City in the MLS. 

While Messi's brace helped propel his team to the top of the league standings, it was his first goal of the game that drew particular admiration, even from fellow football stars including Nigerian legend Asisat Oshoala.

A Remarkable Display of Skill

In the midst of Inter Miami's dominant performance, Messi showcased his unparalleled skill and creativity with a goal that defied convention. 

With the ball rebounding off the crossbar and into his path, Messi opted to chest the ball into the net rather than executing a routine header, all while under pressure from an opposing defender.

Oshoala's Reaction to Messi’s Incredible Goal

Nigeria Super Falcons legend and former Barcelona Femeni star, Asisat Oshoala, was among those who were left in awe by Messi's remarkable goal. Taking to her social media account, Oshoala expressed her amazement at Messi's ingenuity, highlighting the fact that most players would have simply headed the ball into the net, whereas Messi chose a more unconventional approach.

In her post, the six-time CAF Women’s Footballer of the Year humorously remarked, "MESSI 🤣🤣🤣 ……normal person go just head this ball enter net jeje but not him," emphasizing Messi's exceptional talent and ability to defy expectations.

Messi's Unique Brilliance

The goal not only added to Messi's impressive tally but also served as a testament to his ingenuity and ability to produce moments of magic on the field. While many players would have opted for a conventional finish, Messi's decision to chest the ball into the net demonstrated his unique vision and inventiveness, earning him praise from fans and peers alike.

Messi’s unique goal which captured Oshoala’s admiration was the 499th league goal of his career, and the Argentine maestro added his 500th against Orlando CIty, in what was only his 587th appearance in league competitions. 

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