I guess like you say though, showing that he can do more than the usual, but I get a bit irritated by people exaggerating the abilities of some top footballers.
A friend used to claim this Messi free kick was world class.
You may have your own opinion but I don't think it's world class. It's good yea, but if I saw that again (live) it wouldn't move me from my seat. If Beckham hadn't of done that 5 years ago many people wouldn't think much of it.
The wall and goalkeeper aren't ready and most top flight footballers would possess the accuracy needed to put it in the far corner - keeper didn't stand a chance.
Edit: Mind you, the wall doesn't look 10 yards from the dead ball. Although it obviously isn't lined up properly either, so it probably makes it easier for Messi