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  1. Lionel Messi’s Stats Defy Reason

    Just how magical is Lionel Messi? Benjamin Morris ran the numbers on 8,335 players, and it turns out that the Argentinian’s 407 career goals are only a fraction of the story. Measuring goal scoring, goal assists, passing accuracy, defensive play and six other aspects, Morris concludes that no other player on earth comes close to the 27-year-old’s dominance. Eyeing this week’s semi-final, Argentinian fans are demanding the impossible from Messi. Thankfully, he’s proven he can deliver just that.

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