Messi… never needed more. This is the 122nd minute of the World Cup Finals. The world has been waiting for Lionel Messi. They offer up prayers on his behalf. it is now or never. The little boy from Rosario, Argentina on behalf of every little boy wearing his shirt. Messi on a million backs. Messi for a million flashbulbs. Messi potentially to crown his stellar career. One kick of the ball. One kick of the football. He's done it before. He's done it many times before in the Nou Camp; around Spain around Europe. He's done it brilliantly for his nation in this competition. He must do it now. Messi must.
Lionel Messi… no… no.. no… No… No… No... It's gone away. It's a gray day for him and for them. The sky blue has become black.
Exquisitely beautiful and painful words in that fateful 122nd minute.