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Lionel Messi is still the best

Despite a comparatively lean year for Barcelona, Leo deserves plenty of praise

Updated: May 24, 2012, 5:50 PM ET
By Graham Hunter | Special to ESPN.com

Sooner or later, we all stop and gaze in wonderment at the marvels of the world. The Great Wall of China. How was that constructed? Stonehenge, Mount Rushmore or the Taj Mahal. How is it possible that mankind managed to create something so jaw-droppingly astonishing?

In soccer terms, so it is with Lionel Andres Messi.

This season, with one rather special match still to come, he has scored 72 times for his club, FC Barcelona, five times for his country and twice ...

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