Watch: Lionel Messi takes ball-control to whole new heights
Japan: From boy wonder to a footballing legend, Lionel Messi has already achieved almost every pinnacle in the game with his incredible touch play, shooting ability and ball control that many idolise.
But the Argentine skipper has taken all of it to whole new heights. A Japanese TV decided to test how good Messi really is by setting him an utterly impossible task.
The hosts asked him to smash a football over an 18-meter bar (approximately 60 feet) and then control it by running towards the other side of the bar.
The Barcelona forward made it a laughing matter as he conquered the task without breaking a sweat.
Watch it to believe it: