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European soccer teams traveling by bus because of volcano

Riding a bus for hundreds of miles is something that the highest paid athletes in the world just don’t do, generally. But because of the ash kicked up after the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull.

The Associated Press reported that Barcelona “was forced to use buses for the 450-mile trip to Milan after flights were grounded due to the cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland that has spread across Europe in recent days.”

I wonder what was the last time that Thierry Henry rode a bus for 450 miles.

Even though Lionel Messi is almost always the shortest one on the field (he is just 5’7”) and among the youngest (he will turn 23 in June), he still manages to make his opponents look like little kids.

His second goal in this clip (he had a hat trick against Zaragoza) is just truly amazing. Almost as amazing as this goal by Clint Dempsey.

Watching Messi play, unless you are a fan of his opponents, is a joy.