The combination of the intense heat at the Santiago Bernabeu and coming off a nice break (that included riding jetskis with Dani Alves) following Copa America had an unsettling effect on Lionel Messi's belly. Late in the first half of Sunday's Supercopa first leg against Real Madrid, Messi grabbed his stomach, bent over and fertilized the pitch with his vomit.
Like many other great athletes before him, Leo not only played through his illness for the full 90 minutes, but he also scored a go-ahead goal in typical Messi fashion just before halftime. He then celebrated with his usual giggles and free hugs. Have a look...
This brings the "puke and rally" concept to a whole new level.