Lionel Messi, one of soccer’s biggest stars, has gotten rich by avoiding tackles on the field -- and taxes off it.
On a cross from Fabio Coentrao, Karim Benzema, with a single touch, puts the ball in the right place. It’s the only goal of the night, yet it’s beautiful, and with it Real Madrid wins at its home stadium, the Santiago Bernabeu.
Lionel Messi’s night turned around, and Argentina’s World Cup chances may have improved as well.
"At this moment I do not care about this prize."
- Lionel Messi on Jul 13, 2014