Top 10 Goals of FC Barcelona Under Pep Guardiola (with Video Highlights)
Every single time Pep Guardiola's Barcelona get into action, one can sense that all what the public is expecting from the Catalans is a flood of goals, goals and nothing else but goals.
Since the Spanish coach took charge of the giant football club, there have been countless superb goals; and in this article, we select the 10 best goals scored by the Blaugrana since Aug. 13, 2008. Readers must note that controversy behind goals are not taken into consideration; after all, this slideshow is only about quality and entertainment.
10. Lionel Messi vs. Estudiantes
At No.10 is Lionel Messi's goal for FC Barcelona in the FIFA Club World Cup final against South American champions Estudiantes. Scoring with the chest isn't very common, is it?
Just look at the distance La Pulga covered to connect with the assisting cross, and you might understand why this goal is listed as one of Barcelona's top 10 goals under Pep Guardiola.
9. Dani Alves vs. Valladolid
A shot or a cross? Dani Alves surely fooled the Valladolid keeper with this stunning strike. In fact, such goals only arrive with a ton of luck...
8. Lionel Messi vs. Osasuna
This one is just fantastic...
With only five minutes of normal time remaining on the clock, only one man could give Barcelona a precious win away to Osasuna on the Jan. 11, 2009: Lionel Messi.
7. Andres Iniesta vs. Chelsea
This goal from Andres Iniesta might be the real source of Barcelona's full greatness under Pep Guardiola. Although Barca's victory against Chelsea in the 2008-09 Champions League semifinals appeared to be very controversial, Iniesta certainly made a name for himself at the Stanford Bridge with this late killing shot.
6. Lionel Messi vs. Stuttgart
Not only can Messi dribble, but also can he make fun of goalkeepers with deadly bullets. Watch this video highlight and see how...
5. Andres Iniesta vs. Racing Santander
Andres Iniesta's goal against Racing Santander on the opening day of the 2010-11 La Liga season came out of the perfect combination of precision, sharpness and quality, for sure. Too bad for the Santander defense.
4. Lionel Messi vs. Arsenal
Having noticed that the majority of goalkeepers had problems with on-target bullet shots, there was no way Messi was going to do Arsenal a favor. Better luck next time, Almunia!
3. Lionel Messi vs. Getafe
Who knew such a curving shot from such an angle would ever enter the back of the net at this moment of the match? Only a few, perhaps...
Just enjoy this highlight from Lionel Messi against Getafe over and over again...
2. Thierry Henry vs. Atletico Madrid
Just like in his good old days with Arsenal...
Well unfortunately, Henry was not able to remain consistent in Barcelona, and hence never got the full confidence of coach Pep Guardiola.
Regardless, this goal against Atletico Madrid cannot be omitted from Barcelona's list of top 10 goals under Mr. Pep.
1. Lionel Messi vs. Copenhagen
At No.1 is Lionel Messi's recent cracker against Copenhagen in the UEFA Champions League. No wonder the 23-year-old is a contender for the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award.