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Originally Published: April 9, 2010
By Roger Bennett & David Hirshey | Special to ESPN.com

Lionel Messi has been rightfully lauded as one of the greatest players ever to take the field in the wake of his four-goal deconstruction of a discombobulated Arsenal. One of the more remarkable but rarely discussed aspects of his game is his achievement of this feat without ever developing a signature haircut. Each one of his favored styles, be it limp and long, an impish bob, or his current journey deep into mullet territory, look as if he has sheepishly emerged from a local Supercuts.

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