Connor Boylan

Real Sociedad Player Decides To Stop Lionel Messi NFL Style

Real Sociedad Player Decides To Stop Lionel Messi NFL Style

Lionel Messi has tormented defences throughout the world for years with his close-control dribbling and his mazy runs.

Many defenders have tried to stop him. And many defenders have failed.

So how can anyone actually stop the Argentinian forward?

Just ask Real Sociedad defender Jon Arrospide Gaztanaga.

By Connor Boylan – @connor_boylan

With Barcelona leading 2-0 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final and Messi continuing to pose a threat, things got a little too much for the Spanish stopper who decided to halt the four-time Ballon d’Or winner by any means necessary.

After shrugging off a tackle from one Sociedad defender, Messi is then taken down by Gaztanaga in a fashion similar to what we witnessed at Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRARr-9CJL4

Gaztanaga has clearly studied Real Madrid duo Sergio Ramos and Pepe in the art of stopping Messi unlawfully.

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