Video: Marta shows why she’s the female Lionel Messi

Posted by - February 2, 2011 - Football videos, South America

Not bad… for a girl

Anyone who criticises the standard of women’s football obviously hasn’t got enough Marta in their life. Take this goal she scored last weekend, for instance.

The Brazilian won the women’s FIFA Ballon D’or last month when Lionel Messi picked up the men’s version, and she displayed truly Messi-esque dribbling, pace, balance and strength to score this goal. Oh, and she finishes it with a cross-kick rabona for good measure!

Marta is currently playing for Santos in a Beckham-like off-season loan deal. The defenders of Juventude will probably be pleased when she jets back to the USA.