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Lionel Messi Doesn’t Agree With Fans’ Choice On Barcelona's Greatest Goal, Reveals His Own Picks

Lionel Messi Doesn’t Agree With Fans’ Choice On Barcelona's Greatest Goal, Reveals His Own Picks

Over 500,000 votes from more than 160 countries were cast in the Spanish club's poll, with the 31-year-old Argentine forward's goal against Getafe finishing first with over 40 per cent of the vote.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner took home second and third place, too, but he doesn't agree with the fans' first-placed choice in Barça's competition.

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In fact, Messi revealed what he would have picked for the top spot -- both of which were ones that he scored, of course.

"I would not have chosen the goal against Getafe," he told Olé.

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

"I choose them for the moment."

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While Messi's rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo has become an ongoing discussion for many, many football fans, the Barcelona and Argentina captain recently admitted that he misses the former Real Madrid and Manchester United star's presence in La Liga.

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"I miss Cristiano," he told Club 947. "Although it was a bit difficult to see him win trophies, he gave La Liga prestige.

"Juventus are a great candidate to win the Champions League since the arrival of Cristiano, and the match against [Atlético Madrid] must have given them a lot of confidence."

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Messi also took the opportunity to name five of the best players in the world, leaving himself and his fellow five-time Ballon d'Or winner off the list for obvious reasons.

"I don't want to forget anyone, but I think that Neymar, [Kylian] Mbappé, [Eden] Hazard, Luis Suárez and [Sergio] Agüero are the best," he added.

"I didn't mention Cristiano because I put him aside from the list with me."

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What was Messi's best goal for Barça?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Barcelona, Getafe, Lionel Messi, Champions League, Copa del Rey, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, La Liga

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]