Mozart & Messi

This is one of the audio versions of the columns I write for ESPN that go out to our socios - at - every week.

I was on commentary for Betis v Barcelona this week. I had already seen hundreds of Leo Messi goals in person, thousands of moments of genius from him. But I was still surprised by his hat-trick, still gawped at his talent and audacity, still laughed out loud at his invention.

But this time there was something else. The reaction of the Betis fans made me think about what everyone who watches Messi gets from him. And as I say here - that puts him in an elite bracket.


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