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Sat Apr 19 16:47:22 SAST 2014

Now Messi is keeping out the goals

Sports staff | 15 March, 2012 07:040 Comments
FC Barcelona v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - UEFA Champions League Round of 16
Lionel Messi of Barcelona looks on prior to the Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen at Camp Nou on March 7, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain
Image by: David Ramos / Getty Images

IT SEEMS Barcelona forward Lionel Messi's football talents know no bounds.

A day after scoring his 50th goal of the season for the Catalan club, the 24-year-old showed off his skills between the posts during a training session on Monday.

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol tweeted a picture of the Argentina striker making a full-stretch save accompanied by the caption: "I have seen everything now. Even as a goalkeeper he does well this little phenomenon."

Messi followed his five-goal burst in the European Champions League last week, with two more strikes in Sunday's 2-0 victory at Racing Santander to move within five goals of matching the all-time club scoring record held by Cesar Rodriguez.

The Argentina forward scored seven goals last week, but remains humble about the praise coming his way and has, instead, said none of it would be possible without the guidance of manager Pep Guardiola.

"Guardiola is more important to Barca," Messi said.

"His arrival changed everything, for the players and for the club. Everything that has been achieved was achieved with him. Guardiola is fundamental to Barcelona's project."

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