Sporting Life: Can Messi that old genius rise above the pressure?

There is always pressure when you are Lionel Messi and the hopes of Argentina rest heavily on your shoulders. PHOTO: REUTERS
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He’s thinking it, dreaming it, being told it, understands it. We don’t need to say anything. Lionel Messi knows.

A goal is required on Saturday. An imposing performance. A pass that splits a defence like a scalpel cutting skin. A weaving run like a pickpocket fleeing through a crowd. Anything, as long as it’s victory against Mexico.

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