Joseph Yobo after the UEFA Champions League game between Barcelona and Liverpool has named the best footballer on earth.
The ex- Nigerian international and former Everton player described Lionel Messi as the best footballer on planet earth after the 3-0 defeat of Liverpool by Barcelona.
Messi who plays for Barcelona scored a brace in the game to give Barcelona a 3-0 advantage during the first leg of the semi finals clash.
Luiz Suarez had opened the goal score by dribbling past Alisson Becker to score the first goal before Messi added a brace during the last fifteen minutes of the game. The last goal by Messi was a spectacular free kick that sealed the fate of Liverpool.
According to Yobo, ” moments like this makes him feel special, Becker knew the direction of the ball but the precision, it’s just an exquisite free-kick”.
Messi knew exactly what he wanted to achieve with the kick and knew his spot. Alisson knew he was coming that way but still couldn’t stop it.
“It was a wonderful and unbelievable goal and that’s what makes him simply the best”, Yobo said.
Messi will lead the Barcelona squad to the second leg encounter at Anfield Stadium next Wednesday.
Barcelona already have a three goal advantage and Liverpool will need nothing but a miracle to pull through to the finals.
Miracles still do happen in football but we will wait till the game is payed next week.