Unai Bustinza tackles Leo Messi rugby-style

Leo Messi tackled by Unai Bustinza FC Barcelona vs CD Leganes La Liga 6/16/2020

FC Barcelona superstar forward Leo Messi was taken down with a rugby-style tackle by CD Leganes defender Unai Bustinza during the first half of their La Liga match Tuesday.

It happened in the 37th minute as Messi turned on the speed in an attempt to dribble around Bustinza.  Messi nearly turned the corner for a breakaway up the sideline when Bustinza wrapped his arms around him and brought him down to the ground.

Now that's an impressive tackle.  There might be an NFL team out there that could take advantage of Bustinza's raw talent. Unfortunately, tackling is not allowed in soccer, so instead, Bustinza received a yellow card.

Messi was unhurt on the play, and he got a measure of revenge later in the match by converting a penalty kick in the 69th minute.  Barcelona come away with the 2-0 victory.

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