FC Barcelona: Lionel Messi's Greatest Goals of All Time

Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer ISeptember 10, 2012

FC Barcelona: Lionel Messi's Greatest Goals of All Time

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    Lionel Messi is an icon at FC Barcelona and throughout the world. Because of Lionel Messi (as well as others in the team), FC Barcelona receives more recognition and publicity in the world.

    Messi (along with Radamel Falcao of Atletico Madrid, among others) participated in the World Masters Tour last summer in the USA. The response to the tour (especially in Miami) was overwhelming.

    The time has come to address the top 20 goals of all time by Messi. An invitation is made to sit back, relax and enjoy the slideshow underlining the achievements of one of the greatest footballers of the world.

Brazil vs. Argentina: June 9, 2012

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    In this match, Lionel Messi scored three goals in a friendly match. He also left stars like Sergio Aguero surprised at his accomplishments during the match.

    It was one of these matches in which Messi and Neymar played together in opposing teams.

FC Barcelona vs. Santos FC: FIFA Club World Cup 2011

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    Lionel Messi started and ended the match against Neymar's Santos FC with a goal. Messi scored the first goal at the 17-minute mark and the last at the 82-minute mark.

    The result was a four-point victory over a scoreless Santos FC.

Athletic Bilbao vs. FC Barcelona (Copa Del Rey Final): May 25, 2012

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    Pedro scored two of the three goals in the Copa Del Rey final between Barca and Athletic Bilbao. Messi stunned the public with this extraordinary goal at the 20-minute mark, which can be appreciated in this video.

FC Barcelona vs. Getafe: April 2007

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    Messi scored two of the five goals in the Barca match against Getafe. It was one of the beginnings for what was to come.

Tenerife vs. FC Barcelona: January 2010

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    Messi dominated the match between Barca and Tenerife in January 2010. He scored three times, and the result left Tenerife scoreless.

Argentina 4-0 Ecuador (2014 World Cup Qualifier): June 2012

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    Messi participated in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Argentina and Ecuador. He scored the third goal in a match that placed Argentina in first place for South America.

Argentina 4-1 Spain: September 7, 2010

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    Messi scored the first goal of a match between Argentina and Spain. Messi's goal can be appreciated between 49th and 55th minute of the video, courtesy of RTVE.

    Gonzalo Higuain, Carlos Tevez, and Kun Aguero scored after Messi to give Argentina the victory. Fernando Llorente scored the only goal for Spain.

Argentina 4-1 Chile (2014 World Cup Qualifier): October 2011

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    Gonzalo Higuain scored three of the four goals for Argentina in this World Cup qualifier. Messi scored the second goal within 26 minutes of the start.

FC Barcelona vs. Arsenal (UEFA Champions League): April 6, 2010

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    FC Barcelona faced Arsenal during the UEFA Champions League at Camp Nou. The date was April 6, 2010, and the results were dominated by Messi scoring in the presence of 95,000 spectators.

FC Barcelona 5-0 Atletico Madrid September 24, 2011

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    Messi scored the last three goals in this match between La Bluagrana and Atletico Madrid (also known as Los Rojiblancos).

Atletico Madrid 1-2 FC Barcelona: February 26, 2012

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    Messi scored a goal with a direct free kick in this match against Atletico Madrid. The goal left Atletico Madrid surprised.

FC Barcelona 5-0 Napoli: August 22, 2011

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    Cesc Fabregas debuted for FC Barcelona in this match. Fabregas scored the first goal of the match against Napoli.

    Messi scored the last two of the match held at Camp Nou. Goal (according to a fan vote) gave Messi the highest rating in the match.

FC Barcelona 4-1 Zaragoza: Sept. 26, 2007

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    Another sample of Messi scoring phenomenal goals are present in this video. FC Barcelona faced Zaragoza, and Messi dominated the match.

BATE Borisov 0-5 FC Barcelona (UEFA Champions League): Sept 28, 2011

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    FC Barcelona faced BATE Borisov in its stadium at Minsk, Belarus, for their UEFA Champions League match. The result was an enormous victory for Barca and Messi.

    During the match, Messi equaled the record of FC Barcelona great Ladislao Kubala in goals.

FC Barcelona 4-0 Espanyol: May 5, 2012

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    FC Barcelona dominated the match against Espanyol with Messi scoring the four goals of the match.

Viktoria Pilsen 0-4 FC Barcelona: November 1, 2011

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    Messi scored the majority of the goals in this match between Barca and Viktoria Pilzen. The achievement marked the 500th goal of the club when Pep Guardiola was manager.

FC Barcelona 3-2 Real Madrid (2012 Spanish Super Cup, First Leg): August 2012

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    Messi scored a tiebreaker via a penalty during the first leg of the 2012 Spanish Super Cup at Camp Nou. The following YouTube video shows a clean and powerful kick by Messi past Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

FC Barcelona vs. Granada FC: March 20, 2012

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    Lionel Messi scored three of the five goals in the Barca match against Granada FC. The result of his three goals pushed his total goals to 234 for La Blaugrana.

    Messi even broke the Barca goals record set by Cesar Rodriguez (232).

FC Barcelona vs. Bayer Leverkusen (UEFA Champions League): March 7, 2012

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    Lionel Messi's finest hour was during the UEFA Champions League match between FC Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen. The match was celebrated at Camp Nou in Barcelona with an attendance of 75,632 people.

    The result was Messi scoring five of the seven goals for La Blaugrana and dominating the match. Bayer Leverkusen scored only one point and was unable to stop the Messi onslaught.

Conclusion

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    While the narration was short, the videos are preferable in order to capture Messi's goals. A picture and/or a video tends to say more than words.

    My thanks to all of you who took the time to look at the slideshow. I would like to express my best wishes to you in the coming week until the next time.