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Am I watching Playstation? How Twitter reacted to Messi-Suarez’s unique penalty kick goal

Lionel Messi blurred the boundaries between actual and EA football  on again on Sunday when, playing against Celta Vigo at Camp Nou, he teamed up with Luis Suarez for a unique goal, which many are calling 'Penalty of the Century'.

The sensational penalty. Screengrab from YouTube

The sensational penalty. Screengrab from YouTube

Barca were already leading 3-1 when Messi - who has missed 17 of 83 penalties in his career - stepped forward in the 81st minute to take the spot kick but stunned the crowd by tapping the ball to the side for Suarez, who raced into the box and fired past bewildered goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez.

Predictably, the sensational penalty caused a stir on Twitter with many hailing Messi's skill, but several others also criticised the move.

However Coach Luis Enrique defended his players saying, "There will be those who like it and those who don’t. As well as winning titles, here we try to entertain people and win in a spectacular and sporting manner."

Here are some of the best and funniest Twitter reactions to the Messi-Suarez show, the highlight being Gary Linekar going wild.

Many were reminded of the time Pires and Henry had tried something similar

And of course there were plenty of jokes as well


Updated Date: Feb 15, 2016 13:21 PM

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