8.19.11

Soccer Watch: Messi Leads Barca to Supercup Title

Lionel Messi sneaks one past Iker Casillas and Cristiano Ronaldo.Lionel Messi sneaks one past Iker Casillas and Cristiano Ronaldo.

words // Nick Engvall

The debate about the world’s greatest athletes is always subjective. Most of the time, as fans, our dedication to our favorite players and teams is a heavy influence on our belief of who is best. When it comes to the greatest soccer player in the world, often times two names are most often brought up, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Luckily for fans of these players and the sport of soccer, Ronaldo and Messi are often on the same pitch, as the rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona, is one that is a frequent match up. This week the Supercup brought the two sides together again, and unfortunately the competitiveness of both sides led to a bench-clearing shoving match that took away from the 5-4 aggregate win for Lionel Messi and Barcelona. The win marks the 10th victory in Spain’s Supercup for Barcelona.

Check out the latest Soccer Watch coverage below courtesy of Yahoo.

Soccer Watch: A look at what the pros wear.

Cristiano Ronaldo in his signature Nike soccer cleats.Cristiano Ronaldo in his signature Nike soccer cleats.

Cesc Fabregas in the Nike Total90 Laser.Cesc Fabregas makes his Barca debut in the Nike Total90 Laser.

Iker Casillas wearing Reebok soccer cleats.Iker Casillas wearing Reebok soccer cleats.

Lionel Messi celebrates one of his goals in the adidas adiZero F50.Lionel Messi celebrates one of his goals in the adidas adiZero F50.

Carlos Marchena of Villareal controls the ball in the adidas adiPower Predator.Carlos Marchena of Villareal controls the ball in the adidas adiPower Predator.

Gareth Bale of Tottenham in the adidas F50 adiZero.Gareth Bale of Tottenham in the adidas F50 adiZero.

Dominic Odura of Chicago Fire in wearing PUMA soccer cleats.Dominic Odura of Chicago Fire in wearing PUMA soccer cleats.

Brandon McDonald of DC United makes a pass in the latest Nike soccer cleats.Brandon McDonald of DC United makes a pass in the latest Nike soccer cleats.

Graham Zusi of Sporting Kansas City in the adiPower Predator.

Graham Zusi of Sporting Kansas City in the adiPower Predator.

Shalrie Joseph of the Revolution wearing adidas soccer cleats.Shalrie Joseph of the Revolution wearing adidas soccer shoes.

 

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4 Comments

  • ongitsnorie:

    dont care

  • TheGonzo:

    LOL! nice that you care enough to type a response…

  • When can’t Messi get a cw of cleats that match the jersey’s?

  • Nike4Lyfe:

    In case u didn’t notice most players don’t have cleats that match their uniforms even though they could easily use Nike ID or miadidas to do so. It’s all about standing out for these pros.

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