Is there anyone who by /sp/'s measure DOES show up for big games?
At least in the US it seems to be players who are GOAT in the regular season tend to disappear in the playoffs (Trout, Kershaw, Manning, Thornton, etc.)
Messi has a decently high goals+assists vs top La Liga teams
And nonetheless carries his team everytime he plays. Shows how incompetent the rest of the players are.
Pic related is another candidate.
I love him but that miss against Chelsea kind of makes the argument of him showing up to big games void. Also did not do a lot of note against Costa Rica and Argentina in the World Cup.
probably moments away from scoring on Argentina if not for an equally clutch as fuck block from Mascherano.
sure he missed the penalty against Chelsea but he came out of his injury crisis that almost saw him get sold, and spearheaded their demolition of Barca and then scoring the winner against Dortmund.