FC Barcelona: Lionel Messi's Greatest Goals of All Time
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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
Lionel Messi: Brazil 3-4 Argentina Courtesy of 101 Great Goal Fans h/t to Russian TV
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
FC Barcelona VS Santos FC FIFA Club World Cup (Courtesy of My Dream Goal h/t Sports Arena)
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
Athletic Club Bilbao VS FC Barcelona Copa Del Rey May 25 2012 (Courtesy of Soccer Latest News with h/t to Russian TV)
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
FC Barcelona VS Getafe: Messi Goal (Courtesy of Zion Zakari with h/t to Sky Sports)
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
Messi Hat Trick Against Tenerife January 2010 (Courtesy of Pormessi 10 with h/t to Vanher Sports)
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
Argentina VS Ecuador 2014 World Cup Qualifying (Courtesy of Pasaporte Mundial h/t to Telefe TV Argentina)
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
Argentina 4-1 Spain September 7 2010 (Courtesy RTVE: Spanish TV)
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
Argentina VS Chile (Courtesy of Caracol TV Colombia)
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
FC Barcelona VS Arsenal UEFA Champions League April 6, 2010
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
FC Barcelona 5-0 Atletico Madrid (Courtesy of Carlos Valero TV)
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
Atletico Madrid 1-2 FC Barcelona (Courtesy of Terra Deportes USA with a h/t to GOL TV)
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
FC Barcelona 5-0 Napoli : Aug 22, 2011. (Courtesy of HF11 Productions with h/t to Al Jazeera)
FC Barcelona 4-1 Zaragoza: Sept. 26, 2007
FC Barcelona 4-1 Zaragoza (Courtesy of Peschi with a h/t to GOL TV
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
BATE Borisov 0-5 FC Barcelona Sept. 28, 2011 UEFA Champions League
FC Barcelona 4-0 Espanyol: May 5, 2012
FC Barcelona 4-0 Espanyol May 5 2012 (Courtesy of Nuevo Canal Manu with a h/t to La Liga BBVA)
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
Viktoria Pilsen 0-4 FC Barcelona 11-1-2011
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
Messi Scores Tie Breaker In 1st Leg Spanish Super Cup August 2012
FC Barcelona vs. Granada FC: March 20, 2012
Messi at 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
UEFA Champions League: FC Barcelona VS Bayer Leverkusen March 7 2012
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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.
Messi in FC Barcelona VS Valencia CF
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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.