After the extraordinary performance of Barcelona against Juventus earlier this month — where Lionel Messi was again a key player — we now know the real truth about Messi: He not only is the best soccer player of this era, but probably of all time.

Although Barcelona fans consider him almost like a God, he has reached a point in which no adjectives are enough to describe him. Jose Delbo, a noted Argentine artist told me recently, comparing him to Cristiano Ronaldo, "Ronaldo is a great player, but Messi is a magician."

How else can one describe Messi's performance against Bayern Munich, when his dribbling was so fast that he left the German defender Jerome Boateng stretched over the soccer field before sending the ball over Manuel Neuer's head, arguably the best goalkeeper in the world, directly inside the net?