Messi Alves warm up: How far away from your teammate can you juggle the soccer ball in the air? For Messi and Alves, it’s probably about fifty yards away from one another and they still can keep the soccer ball up in the air. Watch as Messi and Alves warm up at the Camp Nou by passing the soccer ball in the air and not letting it hit the ground. With Alves no longer playing for Barcelona, Messi’s long distance juggling partner is Luis Suarez.
See the Messi and Alves warm up routine at the Camp Nou in the video below. The two play like brothers on the pitch. It’s a telepathic like understanding of what runs they’re each going to make and where they want the ball. I’m not sure there’s been a better partnership in terms of understanding than these two Barcelona stars. Surely there will be a statue of Messi outside the Camp Nou when he retires but they probably should have one for Alves too.
Here’s a tweet from football / soccer journalist Henry Winter of the Guardian where he says he saw only two misplaced passes during the Dani Alves and Lionel Messi warm up routine.
I think fans would pay to see these two Barcelona legends warm up. It’s the kind of warm up routine that shows just how much the two put in to becoming the players they are today. Just how much time they spent on their own as kids with the ball trying to master it. And it shows just how much they love the game.
Messi and Dani Alves been warming up as a pair for 7 minutes, pinging balls at each other from 10-50 yards. Two misplaced passes
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) February 18, 2014