FC Barcelona

GIF: Barcelona's Lionel Messi Tackled Rugby-Style Against Real Sociedad

BR-UK StaffAnalyst IIIFebruary 6, 2014

Someone neglected to tell Real Sociedad that the Super Bowl was last week in New York. 

Since many have tried, and failed, to stop Lionel Messi, if you can't stop him, tackle him? 

In this GIF making the rounds since Barcelona's 2-0 triumph in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, Messi is seen making one of his trademark zig-zagging runs through Sociedad's defence. One player fails to drag Messi down by his shirt, but La Real's Jon Gaztanaga would not be denied and did his best rugby and/or NFL impression and wraps up Messi to bring him down. 

GIF via Reddit.  

via Reddit


Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices