Who would have put a coin on that?
Bet, when his name rumbled the Park, when his strides were accompanied by whistles and when many observers deplored his inevitable and painful decline, that Lionel Messi would again, barely six months later, become the master of the game?
That these forums which had booed him and that the specialists who had sent him on early retirement would attend, dumbfounded but ultimately delighted, at the return of the Jedi?
Because beyond the rebirth – which we imagined possible, but which we no longer expected – of his friend Neymar, the real surprise of this start to the season is above all due to the incredible resurrection of Lionel Messi.
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