Jerome Boateng had nightmares after his encounter with Messi in 2015. Barcelona crushed Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Messi was the star of the show and he tore Boateng apart with his devastating skill. Boateng was an elite defender but he couldn’t handle Messi’s brilliance (via The Mirror).
There was one moment that saw him put Boateng on his backside. The German international didn’t know what was happening and lay there with a hapless expression on his face. This is what the best players can do when they’re at the top of their games. Messi also embarrassed Manuel Neuer in the match.