Lionel Messi Was So Close To Scoring His Greatest Ever Goal For Barcelona Against Atletico Madrid
Barca and Atletico shared the points in a goalless draw with Messi coming the closest to breaking the deadlock in a moment of magic.
Just before the break, the Argentinean took matters into his own hands and created a brilliant chance out of absolutely nothing.
He picked up the ball and dribbled his way into Atletico's box, gliding and jinking past a host of bodies before unleashing a terrific strike.
Though Messi was denied a goal thanks to Jan Oblak's tremendous save in goal.
The Slovenian stopper produced a superb finger-tip save to prevent the hosts from scoring.
Fans loved Messi's first half dribble.
One Twitter user exclaimed: "THIS COULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF MESSI'S GREATEST EVER GOALS!"
A second tweeted: "That would have been a spectacular goal."
A third added: "Messi almost scored one of the best goals we've ever seen."
Messi dribbled 4 players in one touch :goat: pic.twitter.com/nB7Oe5RmQS- MZ314 (@KhalifaAim) May 8, 2021
Messi scores that and it's right in his top fifty best goals.- Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) May 8, 2021
Unreal save by Oblak after unreal run from Messi. GOAT on GOAT.- Andy West (@andywest01) May 8, 2021
Atletico remain at the top of La Liga with 77 points on the board, two points ahead of second-placed Barca.
Real Madrid, who currently occupy third place with 74 points on the board, face Sevilla on Sunday.
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