Man from another galaxy - level 3, A12
Lionel Messi was born in Argentina in 1987 but his family originally comes from Italy. He has two brothers and one sister. At the age of five, Messi started to play football for his local team. He was a good player. Unfortunately, at the age of 11 he was very small and he was diagnosed with growing problems.
His family wanted to help him but they didn’t have money for treatment. It was 900 dollars a month. It was too expensive. His football club didn’t have money either because at that time the Argentinean economy was collapsing.
Fortunately for Messi, the managers of FC Barcelona knew about his talent and they offered to pay for his treatment if Messi played for FC Barcelona. So at the age of 13, Messi and his father moved to Spain and he started to play for Barcelona’s junior teams.
Messi was improving every year and soon he started to play for Barcelona’s first team and also for Argentina's national team.
For many people, Lionel Messy is the best football player in the world. He is also a very good person. He is the best but he doesn’t behave as a big star. He is modest and plays for the team.
On Wednesday 7th March 2012 he scored 5 goals against Bayer Leverkusen and became the first man in history to score 5 goals in a Champions League match. Some people say that he is from another galaxy and when he plays, nobody can stop him.
You can see all of his 5 goals in the video.
Written by Danny for News in Levels
Interesting words: treatment, either, modest.
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