Lionel Messi is one of the greatest soccer players in the history of the sport. It turns out the 28-year-old icon was pretty good as a kid, too

Obvious or not, though, these old highlights of a 12-year-old Messi laying waste to poor children in Argentina might be the best five minutes of your day

The feints. The ball control. The diminutive height. The helpless defenders. Even back in the day, it was all there. The game shown atop this post — posted to YouTube Monday by — features Messi playing for Newell’s Old Boys against El Torito Read more…

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Watch soccer god Lionel Messi dominate as a 12-year-old in Argentina