It's sometimes easy to forget how good Leo Messi is. He performs extraordinary feats with such regularity they seem routine. Messi scores. Again. Messi dribbles through five defenders and scores. Again. Messi dribbles through five defenders, is hacked mercilessly, refuses to go down, dances around an onrushing goalkeeper, and doinks the ball into the net from an impossibly acute angle. Again. We become habituated to such achievements, rationed out as they are each week. But this video, which cuts together all of Messi's 234 goals for Barcelona on his way to breaking the team scoring record yesterday with a hat-trick against Granada, reminds us that Messi isn't just a special player but one who deserves GOAT consideration. Also, he's only 24.

[via Soccer By Ives]