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Lionel Messi: My pet G.O.A.T.

He's ready to take his place with Maradona and Pele as the greatest of all time

Originally Published: March 28, 2011
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- His feet are tiny.

Seen from this distance, from up on the concourse, even shod in those emergency-orange boots, his feet seem too small to be the cause of all this ardor, all this animal panic. Every time the ball comes into his reach -- or merely drops within range of the blazing Renaissance halo we paint around him -- half the crowd rises to make its noise. The other half holds its breath.

Lionel Messi has come to New Jersey.

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