What's that saying everyone's using nowadays? "Real recognize real"?

Little illustrates this better than the Twitter reaction to Lionel Messi's incredible second goal Wednesday, in which the Barcelona star effectively crossed Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng to the ground -- not unlike that Stephen Curry-on-Chris Paul play -- before chipping over goalkeeper Manuel Neuer with his weaker right foot (watch it above).

Naturally, notable names in the soccer/football world loved it:

But it didn't stop there. Over in the states, some of our biggest athletes were blown away by the move:

Real recognize real indeed.

Well, unless you're a fan of the other team.

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