LIONEL MESSI - TOTS

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Lionel Messi FIFA 21 Career Mode
Name Lionel Messi
Club club FC Barcelona
Nation nation Argentina
League league LaLiga Santander
Skills 4
Weak Foot 4
Intl. Rep 5
Foot Left
Height 170cm | 5'7"
Weight 72
Revision TOTS
Def. WR Low
Att. WR Med
Added on 2020-05-08
Origin TOTSSF-Ultimate
R.Face
B.Type Messi
Age 33 years old
Pace
98
Acceleration
99
Sprint Speed
94
Shooting
99
Positioning
99
Finishing
99
Shot Power
92
Long Shots
99
Volleys
94
Penalties
80
Passing
99
Vision
99
Crossing
94
FK. Accuracy
99
Short Passing
99
Long Passing
99
Curve
99
Dribbling
99
Agility
95
Balance
97
Reactions
97
Ball Control
99
Dribbling
99
Composure
99
Defending
44
Interceptions
45
Heading Accuracy
78
Def. Awareness
37
Standing Tackle
41
Sliding Tackle
29
Physicality
80
Jumping
82
Stamina
90
Strength
82
Aggression
58
Physical
Mental
Skill
Chem. Style
0
Base stats
In game stats
Seasonal Stats
ico
35
Matches
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30
Goals
ico
8
Assists
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0
O.Goal
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4
Yellow
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0
Red
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2
Sub in
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1
Sub out
Upcoming Matches
ST
95
RW
98
LW
98
CF
98
RF
98
LF
98
CAM
99
CM
93
RM
98
LM
98
CDM
72
CB
59
LB
69
LWB
74
RB
69
RWB
74
FUTBIN Player Review

TOTSSF Messi

Lockdown Over? Everyone has one… that player who simply jives with your playstyle.  You can count on them to deliver in any circumstance, they fight for the badge, and you know that you have a better chance of winning with them in your squad. While I could go on about my backline, and TOTY de Jong; this review is reserved for the attackers.  The list is a short one, but these have been my go-to options this year so far; FUT Bday Antoine Griezmann, any special version of Mohamed Salah, and any version of Lionel Messi.  With that in mind I came into this review with astronomical expectations of what TOTSSF Lionel Messi could produce in my squad.  Sometimes this type of hype can overwhelm a card and leave me disappointed in the result, and I was hoping Messi would not fall victim to this issue.  To help bolster Messi’s already ridiculous stats I went with the HAWK chemistry style and then played Messi as the Left ST in the 4-4-2 formation.  In the end Messi proved to be the true GOAT all weekend long in the following squad:
 

Overall

Rating: 9.8/10
Pace Rating: 9.9/10
Dribbling Rating: 9.9/10
Shooting Rating: 9.6/10
Passing Rating: 9.8/10
Physical Rating: 9.5/10
Defending Rating: N/A

And there you have it! The best player I have reviewed in FIFA 20 thus far.  I realize the “oh 99 Messi is good, I did not see that coming” comments are furiously being typed.  However, this card was on another level than the other expensive and high rated options I have tried.  If you follow me on Twitter @IVIaeday you will know that Messi had a fantastic weekend… and honestly, 27 goals and 13 assists in 20 matches do not begin to paint the picture.  This weekend was riddled with gameplay issues, delays, and unexplainable moments… then you add in that I had 7 people quit in my first 20 matches… and only then do you truly see how amazing the returns with this card were.  The key strength of Messi is that he does not have any real weakness.  After applying the HAWK chemistry style Messi moves to 99 base stats in PACE, DRIBBLING, SHOOTING, & PASSING.. while 68 AGGRESSION is the only thing keeping him from a 90 overall PHYSICAL as well.  The card is unflinching, and even in the quagmire of poor gameplay he still performed.

Linkability 

Linkability Rating: 4/5

Just about unlimited options to get Messi into any squad.  I would have gone with a 4.5/5 if he was in a centralized position, but if you want to try him, you will find a way.  Personally, I went back to TOTY de Jong this weekend and there really is no midfielder like him for me. 

End Game Strength

End Game Strength Rating: 5/5

Obviously an easy category given the qualities with this card.  The combination of a smaller player type with 95 AGILITY & 97 BALANCE is mesmerizing on the ball.  The speed that Messi turns defenders is incredible, and the left stick dribbling means that you are only a touch away from abruptly moving the opposite direction.  The 4 STAR SKILLS and 99 ACCELERATION create a situation where Messi executes dribbles with ease and then explodes into the space you have created.  It was interesting keeping track of this week’s MOTM performances (which again are on my Twitter), and Messi would constantly be the MOTM even in some matches where he had a single assist.  The key was his dribble completion, which was always ridiculously successful, along with his almost perfect pass completion rate… a direct result of having all 99 rated passing statistics, except for 94 CROSSING.  The lack of mistakes this card makes is a breath of fresh air, and he was able to stay consistent even in the terrible gameplay… which his nothing short of a miracle.

Value/Coins & Good vs. Bad 

Value/Coins Rating: 5/5
Good vs Bad Rating: 5/5

There have been a couple of reviews this TOTSSF that have made me question what exactly is value for coins?  Of course, you can look at comparable price range options and just simply answer the question on which card is better.  However, at the same time, there should be a certain expectation when you pay for a card that is 1 million+ coins… and these should vastly increase when you pay 2 million+ coins.  So with that in mind, and looking at Messi’s price tag of 2.5 million coins there should be some lofty expectations.  In this case, I think the facts speak for themselves as Messi contributed 2 goals per game in one of the sweatiest, laggiest, most competitive Weekend Leagues… and he did it despite not playing near 20 matches worth of minutes. 

I gave Messi a 9.5/10 Physical rating because he has the perfect combination of 99 SPRINT SPEED, 97 BALANCE, and 87 STRENGTH that, combined with his smaller stature, turns him into a tiny tank that is just about immoveable off of the ball.  I can only imagine how maddening it was to watch Messi shrug off the likes of Boateng, Militao and Ramos all weekend.  The card is truly the most well-rounded option I have used.  However, I didn’t quite go for perfection on this review and that comes down to two small issues.  While Messi’s 4 STAR WEAK FOOT is just about perfect, and he did score some crazy goals on his right, he is just not the two-footed threat that the likes of FUT Bday Griezmann and Mbappé bring to the table. Finally, I kept track on Twitter and I hit 29 posts/bars this weekend… and Messi contributed the vast majority of these. While it is hard to knock him as he created the bulk of these chances with his pace and dribbling, I have to say I have used players that are more clinical around goal for sure.    

Closing Words

In closing, I wanted to take one second to apologize for my “not Atal” joke last week.  The comments became a bit messy and I will avoid those types of things from this point on.  But back on track, this card checks every box you can think of.  Messi is the closest card to perfect I have reviewed this year and he literally took over games all weekend long.  The 19 matches out of 26 that he was MOTM just speaks to the dominance he displayed over and over.  Perhaps the best compliment I can pay this card, is that it operates just like the legend himself.  Exuding class and dominance, regardless of gameplay.  If you can stretch the budget, or are in the market for a game-changing card… he’s right here.  Cheers for reading.
 

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by IVIae, 09-06-2020

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5.0
The little magician
By northendsoul, 14-05-2020

On Wednesday night look fell my way. Expecting Ocampus I skipped the walkout bit but saw a flash of the Barca badge and went mental, just like my opponents for Messi's first 11 games. I played him Cam in 4231 in game and he was by miles the best player I have ever used. His finesse shots are just another level along with his finishing and free kicks. His passing is just incredible - never

intercepted. Dribbling is just magic, i have hawk on him so it doesn't have a boost but is just so responsive and what suprised me was his physicality was quite good. thanks for reading and if you have the coins get him. He is the GOAT.

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Formation: 4231
Position: CAM
Games: 11
GPG: 1.36
APG: 1.55
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (6/10)
Physicality (9/10)
5.0
insane!! (of course he is)
By DoorWeekteTampon, 30-05-2020

So I was lucky enough to get him in my LaLiga tots guaranteed pack and damn, he was insane. I used him as a left striker in 4-2-2-2 (see link) and this guy scored a really good amount of goals as he is in a team with more goalscorers. I've only used him in weekend league and in rivals and it's the most fun card to use in ultimate team imo.

  • pace: he is quick af
  • shooting: insane shooting
  • passing: he can give some passes I did'nt even expect him to do
  • dribbling: it's just Messi
  • defending: he isn't good in defending but who cares?
  • physical: he isn't really strong but his balance makes it up for him, stamina is ok.
Formation: 4222
Position: ST
Games: 70
GPG: 0.99
APG: 0.31
5.0
Overall
4.0
Value
5.0
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (7/10)
1.5
Over-Priced Maximin
By WaterSteak3, 08-05-2020

Hi Guys its me.

Just like you guys im an ordinary fifa player who weekly gets that Bronze 1 in champs.

After the daily grind i completed the daily objectives and when i opened it my jaw just dropped.

Messi.

I got TOTS Messi in the pack and despite it being untradebale i knew i had to find a way to get him in the team.

After a long struggle i decided to bench my Maximin and put Messi RW in a 4-3-3 (5) formation (Linking him to my Lanzini, Lo Celso and Zabaleta)

I instantly thought this card would boost me up the ranks and maybe see myself in a Silver finish.

I can already tell you, no.

This card is far too weak and slow. He gets bullied of the ball by gold cards like Virgil Van Dijk and doesnt win the headers against the likes of Van De Sarr.

To top it all off he missed a pen, after scoring 12 pens in a row.

Have to say overall i am dissapointed and BeliveAllan Saint-Maximin to be beter suited to this game.

NOT WORTH THE COINS.

  • Weak Foot- Honestly i found Messi to have a better weak foot then strong. EA this shouldnt happen. Messi should be able to bamg them in on his right foot but instead when he scores, a rareity, he scores on the weaker Left Foot. So his Weak Foot is actually decent.
  • Passing- He can do them 5 yard passes with a 81.6% pass rate.
  • Free Kicks- He came the closest to scoring fom a free kick for me this whole year- He hit the bar. This lads set pieces are worth 10 mill but the est isnt even worth 1k.
  • Vision- If the player isnt 5 yards away screaming for the ball Messi cant pass.
  • Dribbling- He just runs with the ball and always ends up getting tackled, only beating 3 players before losing it and wastng my hard earned chance.
  • Shooting- He just misses the goal, poor.
  • Heading- As expected Messi wins every header but they always fly miles wide or dont go where i aimed it: should be better
Formation: 433-5
Position: RW
Games: 12
GPG: 1.58
APG: 1.00
1.5
Overall
4.5
Value
4.0
GC
1.0
Stamina
Pace (7/10)
Shooting (3/10)
Passing (6/10)
Dribbling (2/10)
Defending (8/10)
Physicality (4/10)
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