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Messi Best 10 goals

Meet best ten goals Messi scored for Barca during his career

To mark Leo Messi’s birthday, we have taken a look at the best 10 goals from the eye-watering 699 he has scored for Barcelona during his career.

Leo Messi is celebrating his 33rd birthday, which provides the perfect excuse to reflect on the Barcelona star’s best 10 goals. The Argentina forward has been the scourge of defenders in Spain and across the globe since making his professional debut at 17.

He has now scored 699 goals, collecting 34 club trophies and a record six Ballons d’Or, but international honours have eluded him since he won gold at the 2008 Olympics.

To celebrate Messi’s special day, we take a look at 10 of his very best and most important goals.

Albacete (H): May 1, 2005

Even at 17, Messi had the confidence of a veteran. Having already had one goal wrongly ruled out for offside – an audacious chip from the edge of the box – Messi’s confidence was far from knocked and just a minute later he latched onto Ronaldinho’s pass before lobbing the ball over Albacete stopper Raúl Valbuena from 16 yards. Some way to open your account for a club.

Getafe (H): April 18, 2007

In the 12 years since he first got on the scoresheet, only one of Messi’s strikes was ever going to top this list: his Diego Maradona-esque solo goal against Getafe. Messi picked up the ball in his own half and danced around two players before turning on the pace, beating two more defenders and going around the goalkeeper, capping it with a right-footed finish.

Real Zaragoza (A): March 21, 2010

Described by some as ‘a defining goal’ in his career, Messi’s strike against Real Zaragoza seemed to take him from very good into another class entirely. Messi displayed all he had to offer in this goal, which began when he won the ball from a tackle on halfway. From there, he shrugged off one challenge, raced towards the box and turned a defender inside out before drilling the ball into the far corner – leaving Pep Guardiola speechless.

Real Madrid (A): April 27, 2011

This was the height of one of the fiercest Clásico rivalries in decades, as José Mourinho’s Real Madrid waged war on Guardiola’s Barça. They met four times in three competitions in less than a month, including in the Champions League semi-finals, when Messi faced pretty brutal treatment as Madrid tried to shackle him. He scored twice in a 2-0 first-leg win at the Santiago Bernabeu but it is the first goal people remember: the tension of the match, the bitterness of the rivalry, the ducking, weaving slalom through the defence and the composed finish past Casillas, all from the most nonchalant Sergio Busquets assist you will ever see.

Iran (N): June 21, 2014

Prior to the 2014 World Cup, Messi had only scored one goal in eight appearances. Seemingly determined to step up for Argentina, he netted in his side’s opening match before going on to score one of the goals of the tournament in the second against Iran. With the score at 0-0 heading into stoppage time, Messi took control of the ball and bent a powerful strike past the despairing arms of Alireza Haghighi to break Iranian hearts.

Bayern Munich (H): May 6, 2015

Having already opened the scoring three minutes earlier to give Barça a 1-0 advantage over Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final, Messi doubled his tally with a sumptuous effort. Ivan Rakitic’s pass sent Messi on his way, before the little maestro’s trickery put Jerôme Boateng on his backside and allowed the Argentine to casually lift the ball over the onrushing Manuel Neuer.

Athletic Bilbao (N): May 30, 2015

The second part of a treble-winning season for Barça came in the form of the Copa Del Rey against Athletic Bilbao. With 20 minutes gone and the score deadlocked, Messi set off on a marauding run down the right wing and soon found himself trapped amongst three defenders. Naturally, Messi was able to float past the trio as if they weren’t there, before cutting into the box and beating Iago Herrerin at his near post.

Real Madrid (A): April 23, 2017

El Clásico rarely disappoints for football fans around the globe, and this edition was no different. Anything but a win would essentially hand Real Madrid the title, and it looked to be headed for a 2-2 draw until Sergi Roberto’s swashbuckling run in the 92nd minute gave Jordi Alba the chance to square it to Messi, who finished with aplomb from the edge of the area for his 500th Barcelona goal. 

Ecuador (A): October 11, 2017

Romario Ibarra’s first-minute goal in the last match of CONMEBOL qualification left football fans across the globe staring at the prospect of the unthinkable – a World Cup without Messi. Enter the man himself, who dragged Argentina out of a bumbling stupor to single-handedly tear Ecuador apart with a sensational hat-trick. The shift of pace and stunning, dipping finish into the top corner to claim the matchball was the best of the bunch and a grateful bench spilled on to the field to mob their hero.

Real Betis (A): March 17, 2019

Messi has never won the FIFA Puskas Award for the best goal of the year, although he has twice come second, most recently for this effort against Real Betis in a 4-1 win last season. He sent the ball left to Ivan Rakitic and hurried to the edge of the box for the return ball, then – having shaped for a powerful strike towards the near post – chipped a sublime effort into the far corner beyond the despairing Pau López. The goal completed his hat-trick and earned an ovation from the home fans but was not enough to beat Debrecen’s Daniel Zsori to the Puskas prize

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36 Comments

  1. Reply

    Good update

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    I so love Messi

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    Messi is really good at football…his goals are massive

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    G.O.A.T

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    Messi is a legendary player.
    Man been doing good for s long time now

  19. Reply

    Messi is one of the best footballers of our time

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    I love messi

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    Got it

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    The GOAT himself

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    Messi the GOAT.

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    Col

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    The G.O.A.T

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