Because apparently, soccer is popular around the world. And also, because this Lionel Messi kid is pretty good at kicking the little ball around. Like Phil Ball points out, Saturday’s clash between Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid was lacking some initial luster, since they both lost earlier, making this game a consolation one. But the rivalry was strong in an exciting, high scoring, up-and-down game. Allegedly.
Um, so it was like a Phoenix Suns game?
Rijkaard hails Barcelona saviour Messi [ESPNsoccernet]