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Tuesday 23 January 2018

Jerome Boateng memes go viral as Twitter ridicules defender after Lionel Messi's second goal

Taken down: Lionel Messi runs rings around Jerome Boateng
Taken down: Lionel Messi runs rings around Jerome Boateng

Jerome Boateng will be burying his head in the sand for the next few days after he was turned inside-out by Lionel Messi during Bayern Munich's 3-0 thrashing by Barcelona on Wednesday night

A simple shimmy from Messi saw the Bayern defender's legs succumb to gravity's pull almost instantaneously, leaving him in a crumpled heap on the ground and a front-row seat to witness Messi majestically dink the ball over Manuel Neuer.

Jamie Carragher described Boateng as looking like a "baby in a playpen" during analysis on Sky Sports.

Liam Brady said that the German international fell "like an oak tree".

The internet can be an unforgiving place, and Boateng's jelly legs have been immortalised in a series of memes that help capture the moment quite superbly...

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