Wednesday, 31 March 2010

It might get Messi on the sports pages

Barcelona's superstar Lionel  Messi, who faces Arsenal in the Champions' League tonight, is not only regarded as the best footballer in the world but he is also a gift to our punning sports' subs.
This is what they conjured up when Barcelona put on a dazzling display to beat Man United in the European Cup final last year:

That's another fine Messi - Daily Mail

Lionel Flair is perfect 10 - Daily Star

Thrown to the Lionels - Daily Mirror

Fergie in a right Messi - Daily Express

Just Messimerising - Daily Record

It will be interesting to see if the sports' subs have any more Messi puns in their locker if the Barcelona wizard does the business against the Gunners tonight. I suspect they might.
Update: Folowing Arsenal's fightback and Theo Walcott's dramatic impact on the match, Messi puns are onhold until next week's second leg at the Nou Camp.

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