This is an incredible display of strength and agility by the talented footballer Lionel Messi - forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and captain of the Argentine national team. Yet beyond sport and the entertainment value here, this World-class athlete provides some excellent body language tells in this video - some of which are highlighted below.
1:05 - 1:07 (as well as 1:08 - 1:14 & 1:33 - 1:35)
This body language pattern of facial touching MAP (Manipulator, Adaptor, Pacifier) is consistent with significant anxiety and contemplation. If this were a closer and a slightly more detailed image, we may also see additional nuance and signs of projecting disagreement.
1:15 Mouth of Fear
In this moment Messi displays his significant trepidation as to whether or not he can be successful.
1:16 - 1:17
Despite this low resolution image, we can see Lionel's facial expression indicating both disagreement and regret
1:29 Loose Forward Lip Purse
This nonverbal is only seen in when a person believes they are in some way (or perhaps all ways) an alpha relative to with whom they're interacting.
It signals a large disparity with what is said openly and what is thought-felt.
When you see this body language you should know that the person has a clandestine disagreement or clandestine plan and they also believe they have a good chance that they will be successful in its execution. This signal is extremely valuable in the context of sales, negotiations and within the legal profession.
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