Lionel Messi is the first soccer player to win four Golden Balls, an Olympic champion, a multiple winner of the Champions League, and just a happy husband and father.
Our story today begins on May 1, 2005, when Lionel Messi scored his debut goal for Barcelona in official matches. It happened in the Spanish championship game against Albacete. It was his debut goal in official matches when many real-money gambling and betting fans went gold. Throughout his career, Messi delighted and amazed his fans with epic games and impressive goals, more about which, we will tell you in this article.
Barcelona Vs Getafe – 5:2, April 18, 2007.
Spanish Cup, semifinals, first leg
A little over a year ago, “Barcelona” held the poll for the best goal in the history of the club. First place went to Messi’s goal against Getafe in the Spanish Cup game. The Argentine started the raid to the goal from his own half of the field, beat four opponents and the goalkeeper on the way, and then sent the ball into the net.
Barcelona Vs Athletic 3-1, 30 May 2015
Spanish Cup, final
Messi’s goal in the 2015 Spanish Cup final was voted second among the best. The Argentine once again made it halfway across the field. Moving on the right flank, he beat four opponents and accurately struck the near corner, opening the scoring in the decisive game. Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique called it a goal from another galaxy.
Barcelona Vs Albacete 2-0 on May 1, 2005.
Spanish Premier League
Messi’s first official Barcelona goal was a beautiful one: he slotted an effort past the overthrown Barcelona keeper on 88 minutes after a Ronaldinho pass to make it 2-0. On the day of that match, Messi was 17 years, 10 months, and 7 days old. He became the youngest author of a goal in the history of Barcelona in the Spanish championship games.
Real Madrid Vs Barcelona – 0:2, April 27, 2011
Champions League semi finals, the first leg
Messi’s goal against Real Madrid was not only beautiful but also valuable. It gave Barcelona a comfortable lead before the return leg at home. The Catalans advanced to the final of the most prestigious European Cup tournament, beating Manchester United 3-1, with Messi scoring the winning goal.
Zaragoza Vs Barcelona – 2:4, March 21, 2010
That championship Barcelona won, losing only 15 points. Messi scored a hat-trick in the away match with Zaragoza. The most beautiful goal was his second one – he attacked nearly half of the pitch again, outplayed the future Manchester United player Andrés Herrera, former CSKA player Jiri Jarosik and one more opponent (twice), and sent the ball into the far corner.
Betis Vs Barcelona – 1:4, March 17, 2019
Championship of Spain
In the meeting with Betis, Messi also scored three goals, and the most spectacular was the last, after which the scoreboard established the final score, and the fans of Betis gave the Argentine a standing ovation.
Barcelona Vs Manchester United 2-0 on 27 May 2009
Champions League Final
Messi scored nine goals in 12 UEFA Champions League games. In the final against Manchester United, Barcelona took the lead as early as the 10th minute. This fragile advantage was maintained for 60 minutes until Messi netted the second goal. He did it in a manner unusual for a man of small stature of 170 cm – with his head literally hanging in the air in the opponents’ penalty area and outplaying the tall (197 cm) goalkeeper Edwin van der Sarah.
Osasuna Vs Barcelona – 0:3, December 10, 2016
Before the match with Osasuna, Barcelona lost points in three consecutive games, ending them in a draw. It was not the fourth loss in a row: the guests were helped by Messi’s double, and his second goal in the compensatory time was a decoration of the meeting.
Argentina Vs Brazil – 4:3, June 9, 2012
Messi scored beautiful goals not only for Barcelona but also for Argentina. In the summer of 2012, the Argentines played a friendly against the Brazilians in New York. Messi scored a hat-trick and his last goal was not only a great one but also the winning one.
Mexico Vs Argentina – 0:3, July 12, 2007
America’s Cup, semifinals
Messi made the score 2-0 in the second half by throwing the ball behind the goalkeeper’s scruff. Argentina won 3-0 and advanced to the final, where it lost to Brazil by the same score.