Lionel Messi’s trick shot Adidas ad: is it real or fake and what boots is he wearing?

Widely recognized as one of the best footballers in the world, Lionel Messi has been the face of Adidas football since its emergence and continues to be, as seen in their latest trick shot video.

As brilliant as Messi is with a ball at his feet, even some of his biggest fans could be left gazing at the veracity of his trick shots in this video, while wearing the latest football boots from Adidas.

So is it real and what new boots is he wearing? GOAL have a look.

What is the video of Lionel Messi’s trick shot?

The video itself shows Messi throwing the ‘Al Rihla’ ball, which will be used in the 2022 World Cup, into the ball bag three times in a row. He then walks away and gives his approval with a thumbs up.

Notably, the camera then pans to Messi’s boots – the Diamond Edges – which are the real subject of the video.

Is the new Messi Adidas advert real or fake?

So far, neither Messi nor Adidas have commented on whether the video is in good faith or if it has been edited.

Interestingly, the video itself is reminiscent of the one in which former Manchester United and Real Madrid star David Beckham starred, where he was asked to throw three balls into three separate bins.

Despite Beckham’s incredible talents, fans remain confident the clip was edited well, given the difficulty of the challenge, and Messi’s clip elicited a similar reaction.

Unsurprisingly, fans in the comment sections of the video have already started debating it, with some calling him “The GOAT” and commenting that it’s too easy for him. Others wondered if it was real and even praised the editing of the video.

Which Adidas football boots Messi is wearing in the video?

Messi wears Adidas Diamond Edge Bootswhich come in a dark blue, light blue and white colourway.

As you can see in the caption of the video which reads “1, 2, 3, feel good in Diamond Edge”.

This particular pair comes in a collection of Diamond Edge boots, which you can see on the official Adidas website.

Do you think the video is real or fake? Let us know in the comments! 👇

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