If you watch soccer, you’re familiar with the penalty kick: You put the ball down about 15 yards from the goal with only the goalie in your way. It’s as close to a sure thing as you get in soccer.
I’ve seen hundreds–nay, thousands–of penalty kicks in my life. But I’ve never seen anyone take one like Messi did today. Apparently it has happened before, but it didn’t have the notoriety this kick will have.
I’ll let you experience it firsthand on the video below. And yes, it is a legal play as long as the second player didn’t enter the 18-yard box until after the penalty kicker touches the ball.