Lionel Messi was magnificent against Manchester City in the Champions League last night. However, the performance from the Argentine will forever be remembered for what he did in the final minute.
Messi fired his penalty to the left of Joe Hart but it was at a good saving height and the England number one made the save.
But the ball did not fall kindly for City. It bounced up perfectly for Messi to run in and header the ball into the net, left unguarded by the sprawled Hart. However, he rushed, he panicked, he is human. His diving header was poor and trickled harmlessly wide of the post.
From this incident however has seen Tottenham Hotspur fans have a field day.
Their star man Harry Kane scored his 24th goal of the season against West Ham at the weekend, in similar circumstances to the Messi miss.
It was a last minute penalty, Kane saw his effort saved, but the Tottenham star followed his ball up successfully - scoring and maintaining his current position as Spurs hero.
Which saw quite a few Tottenham fans, with tongue firmly in cheek, suggesting that Kane must therefore be the superior player of the two.
Here are some of the best Tweets...
The best in the world can miss penalties but only the best ever can finish the rebound. Kane > Messi.— Tottenham Talk (@tottenhamtalk1) February 24, 2015
Lets face it, Kane is better than Messi, He can play a 1-2 with the keeper and score!— Max (@xDuoMax) February 24, 2015
Messi couldn't score the follow up. Should have watched Harry Kane tbh— Craig Mitch (@CraigxMitch) February 24, 2015
If only Messi was Harry Kane... Now that's a striker who knows how to play a one two from a penalty and score!!— Leon Mann (@Leon_Mann) February 24, 2015
Now I'm not saying Kane is better than Messi but... pic.twitter.com/Ulqnv939Qe— David Harley (@DHarley1984) February 24, 2015
Messi couldn't replicate Harry Kane— The Spurs Obsession (@LikeAHurriKane) February 24, 2015
Kane scores penalty follow ups, Messi doesn't. Kane > Messi.— Spurs Stat Man (@SpursStatMan) February 24, 2015
Someone show Messi the Kane penalty. That's how you do a follow up mate....— Tottenham Funnies (@SpursFunnies) February 24, 2015
Messi ain't got the last minute saved penalty/score rebound ting down just yet. Needs to watch Kane some more...— GavinWA (@GAV_GWA) February 24, 2015