Lionel Messi

Nutmegging may sound like crass bathroom talk, but it's a legitimate soccer term, used to reference when one player kicks the ball between the legs of his opponent.

It's a tough trick to pull off, which is why it cause so much embarrassment to the victim. You can imagine how Bolivia goalkeeper Carlos Lampe felt last night, when Argentina's Lionel Messi nutmegged him just for the heck of it.


Messi came on as a second-half sub for Argentina, as he has been nursing injuries and Argentina practically clinched first place in its Copa America group before the match. Still, Messi came into a 3-0 game and toyed with the opposing goalkeeper.

In spite of the glory, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner was offsides on the play. As for Lampe, maybe Messi will sign a souvenir picture of the nutmeg at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.

Argentina meets Venezuela in Foxborough on Saturday in the quarterfinals with a potential semifinal matchup with the United States looming in Houston on June 21.

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