Thiago: New Messi emerges at Barcelona

first_img Loading… At 32-years-old Lionel Messi isn’t showing many signs of his brilliance coming to an end but the Barca legend is closer to the end of his career than the beginning at it’ll be a sad day for football when he does hang up his boots. With people always desperate to find the ‘next Messi’ they may not have to look too far with the Argentine’s eldest son Thiago, who is seven, showing he’s got his dad’s skills. A video of his run and composed finish has gone viral: He didn’t have to get past anyone like his dad often does but Thiago still showed excellent touch and brilliant pace and composure to score the goal. Very much unlike his dad, the youngster finished the goal with his right foot, choosing to cut across the ball rather than strike it with the left foot. Perhaps Lionel can work with him in the back garden to use his left foot more often, then he’ll have one over on his dad for sure.Not only does the goal suggest that Messi’s legacy could be continued through his son but it also points towards a future where the Messi vs Ronaldo debate doesn’t go away. The Barca forward and Cristiano Ronaldo have 11 Ballon d’Or titles between them and fans are usually split over which is the best of all time. At 34 Ronaldo is also nearing the end of his career, though again he could still go on for some time, and his son is also impressing in the youth ranks. Cristiano Ronaldo Jr is nine years old, the sons share the same age gap as their dads, and has scored some eye-catching goals for Juventus’ youth teams. There aren’t many records in football that the two dads haven’t broken between them and both are considered the best ever. Read Also:Messi tops ‘Players of the Decade’ chart, Ronaldo missing It remains hugely unlikely that we’ll ever see their like again, once they retire, but seeing how their sons are starting out it might all be in the family. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Thiago Messi has shown that he could certainly be the ‘next Messi’ with a brilliant goal for Barcelona’s youth team. Promoted Content10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Biggest Cities In The World So Far7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes6 Mysterious Things You Do Not Know About ChinaThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

Howie Kendrick, Yasmani Grandal ready to return to Dodgers’ lineup

first_img“Both guys are texting me saying they’re anxious to get back, excited to see what we’re doing over here,” manager Dave Roberts said. “It’ll certainly be a boost.”There are two difficult but enviable decisions facing the Dodgers’ brass: who Grandal and Kendrick should replace on the active roster, and how to work them back into the lineup.The first decision is more straightforward, at least on paper. Second baseman Micah Johnson was recalled from Oklahoma City on Saturday and seems like a logical choice to head back to Triple-A since he and Kendrick share a primary position. Catcher Austin Barnes is batting .143 to begin the season and can easily swap roster spots with Grandal.Sunday afternoon, Roberts said those decision wouldn’t be made for another 24 hours.“We have to figure out what makes sense for this next series and the next series after that,” he said. “In the short-term, long-term type thing, weigh all these different options what’s best for our club.” SAN FRANCISCO >> Help is on the way.After losing three of four games to the San Francisco Giants, the Dodgers will welcome second baseman Howie Kendrick and catcher Yasmani Grandal back to their active roster following their minor league rehabilitation assignments.Kendrick, on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf muscle, hit two doubles and played nine innings at second base Sunday for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. Grandal, on the 15-day DL with a strained right forearm, caught six innings of Triple-A Oklahoma City’s game in Nashville. He went 0 for 2 Sunday, and 3 for 9 with two walks in the series. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The Dodgers host the Arizona Diamondbacks at 1 p.m. Tuesday, the first of three games in the series. The Giants visit for a three-game series beginning Saturday, after which the Dodgers will fly to Atlanta.Grandal is expected to be the starting catcher once he returns. Kendrick is expected to start too, though veteran second baseman Chase Utley went on a surprise tear (a .394 OBP, with two doubles and a triple) to begin the season.The Diamondbacks will throw two left-handers (Patrick Corbin on Tuesday and Robbie Ray on Thursday) and one right-hander (Rubby De La Rosa) in the series, so the left-handed hitting Utley and the right-handed Kendrick might wind up trading off.Minor tradeThe Dodgers bolstered their minor league depth Sunday by acquiring outfielder James Ramsey and infielder/outfielder Zach Walters from the Cleveland Indians for cash. Ramsey and Walters were assigned to Triple-A Oklahoma City, though neither player was in the lineup Sunday in Nashville. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers moved pitcher Josh Ravin and outfielder Andre Ethier to the 60-day disabled list.AlsoScott Van Slyke didn’t play one day after he was removed from a game with lower back pain. Roberts said that the 29-year-old outfielder is day-to-day. … A ceremony to re-name Vin Scully Avenue will be held at 11:15 a.m. Monday at the main stadium entrance. Scully, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo and Dodgers president Stan Kasten are scheduled to attend.last_img read more