Video: Real Sociedad's Gaztanaga unveils how to stop Messi

Posted by Chris Wright

Like a lioness clamping down on a gazelle on the dusty plains of the African Savanna, Real Sociedad midfielder Jon Gaztanaga premiered his pioneering new technique to bring Lionel Messi to a standstill during last night's Copa Del Rey semifinal first leg against Barcelona with a truly stunning unorthodox "tackle" on the hour-mark ...

Remarkable stuff, we're sure you'll agree -- however, Gaztanaga was well and truly upstaged by two of his Sociedad teammates in the "moment of the match" stakes, when defender Gorka Elustondo and keeper Enaut Zubikarai combined seamlessly to score one of the finest comedic own-goals of recent memory several minutes earlier ...

Take. A. Bow.


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