We all know Lionel Messi is one of the most skilled players on the planet, combining blistering speed and a low centre of gravity to bewilder opponents week after week.
But what he isn’t best known for is his heading ability, nor his basketball prowess, in fact.
But the Barcelona superstar used both in a training session on Friday, placing the ball in off the backboard for a simple two-pointer.
Javier Mascherano tees up Messi for this new trait, and the Argentine international may want to think about joining the Catalan giants’ basketball side, who are third in the Spanish division.
The 26-year-old is regaining his form after an injury kept him out of the majority of October.
He scored two goals against AC Milan in the Barca’s 3-1 win over the Italian side on Wednesday in the Champions League.
On the ball: Cesc Fabregas does some kick-ups while Messi practices his ball control