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Barcelona Fans Voted Lionel Messi Goal As Greatest Ever In Club's History

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Barcelona Fans Voted Lionel Messi Goal As Greatest Ever In Club's History

On this day 15 years ago, Lionel Messi scored the greatest goal in Barcelona history, according to fans of the club, and it truly was special.

While the goals may have dried up for Messi since he joined Paris Saint-Germain last summer, he was a prolific scorer throughout his 17 seasons at Barcelona.

If you're wondering exactly which was his best for the Catalan club, then Barca fans certainly made it easier for everyone back in March 2019.

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There was a vote for the club's best ever goal and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner scored the top three goals.

Whilst his goal in the 2015 Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao might be the more famous strike, his goal against Getafe this time in the semi-final of the Spanish Cup, when he was just 19-years-old, was even better.

Messi dribbled past the whole Getafe side and slotted the ball in the back of the net.

The move started when Xavi passed to Messi on the right, around the halfway line.

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Messi was quickly closed down by two players, but his lightning-fast feet saw him easily go past defender Javier Paredes and Nacho.

Covering 60 metres and only touching the ball 13 times, Messi proceeded to cut inside Alexis and then straightened back up onto goal past David Belenguer.

He then went round the goalkeeper before slotting the ball home.

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The goal has been compared to Diego Maradona's famous 'Goal Of The Century' against England at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

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While Barcelona fans may have picked it as their favourite Messi strike, the Argentine disagrees.

“I would not have chosen the goal against Getafe,” Messi told Ole in 2019.

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“I would have chosen the [one] against [Real] Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League at the [Santiago] Bernabeu [in 2011] or the Manchester United header [in the 2009 final].

“I choose them for the moment.”

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Featured Image Credit: Barcelona

Topics: Barcelona, Football, La Liga, Lionel Messi

Ryan Sidle
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