Has Lionel Messi’s potential successor made him fall for football again? | Sid Lowe

A blossoming relationship with the skilful young Pedri seems to have renewed the Barcelona forward’s thirst for the game

The first goal Lionel Messi ever scored for Barcelona was taken off him, so he did it again two minutes later, and kept on doing it for over a decade. It was May 2005 and the 89th minute of the 34th week when Ronaldinho scooped a lovely pass and the 17-year-old wearing No 30 lifted it softly into the net.

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