Do you know these 6 special things related to Messi?

Lionel Messi has had so much written about him over the years that you wonder if there is anything left to uncover, or some little details that may have been overlooked.

Lionel has simple gastronomic tastes. schnitzel, but not made with ham or horsemeat; chicken with a sauce made of pepper, onions, tomatoes and oregano. He doesn't care much for elaborate dishes.

Messi up front for this Spain team. He'd have been more appreciated, he'd have won more trophies, he'd have been playing with club-mates and friends and he'd have been far from the first Argentinian to jump ship to La Roja.

I would have never played for Spain. I'm Argentinian and no one and nothing can change what I feel for the Argentinian colours.

Lionel Messi is sitting in the corner of the Argentina dressing room in the Ferenc Puskas Stadium. His head is in his hands, tears are in his eyes. It is not supposed to end like this.

Born and raised in Argentina. Now holds dual nationality as a naturalised Spaniard. But Lionel Messi's family heritage actually belongs in Italy.

Believe it or not, Lionel Messi and ex-Barcelona star Bojan Krkic are distant cousins.

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