There are few things the entire world can agree on: Water is good, the sky is blue (and even those two might be up for debate in certain areas for all I know) and Lionel Messi is amazing. Depending on where you’re from, the metaphors you (and your soccer commentators) use to describe Messi may differ — I might go with, “He is to soccer what Jimi Hendrix was to guitar” — but the tone will be awestruck wonder, no matter the words. Want proof? An intrepid YouTube user compiled the audio from 16 different countries’ broadcasts of Messi’s brain-breaking golazo in the Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, and (spoiler alert) they all lose their sh*t:
That video is six-and-a-half minutes long, and the goal is just as incomprehensible every time, with no less than four “how did he possibly pull that off” moments. ESPN Deportes’ announcer said after the goal, “Gracias a Messi por existir,” which translates to, “Thank you, Messi, for existing.” (The call is included in the video at about 1:53, but it cuts off before the line in question.) That’s a sentiment the entire world can get behind.