Here are some highlights from a Newell’s Old Boys vs. El Torito youth match back in October of 1999. If your struck by the kid in the red and white number 10 jersey and his uncannily familiar way of freezing some defenders solid with his dribbling and nipping the ball away from others right at the very last millisecond, it’s because that little dude is none other than a 12-year-old Lionel Messi. Funny how you can see glimpses of his game now in how he played way back then.

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