On this day in 2005, Messi opened his goalscoring account for Barcelona.
It was the first of over 400 strikes for the La Liga club, and the goal which set Messi up for his career as footballing superstar. He was just 17-years-old at the time of that goal, becoming the youngest ever to scorer in the league for Barca at that time.
It was a classy finish from the then-youngster, with Ronaldinho’s assist to him even greater, but still, it was not the greatest goal he has ever scored.
Admittedly, counting down five of Messi’s greatest goals is an almost impossible task. With the amount he has scored, and the level of quality he scores with, every goal is worthy of a mention.
However, to celebrate a decade of the Argentinian maestro wowing audiences with his talent, we attempt to figure out a top five of Messi’s greatest goals.
Messi vs Atletico Madrid - 2012
Messi vs Manchester United - 2009
Messi vs Deportivo de La Coruna - 2013
Messi vs Zaragoza - 2010
Messi vs Getafe - 2007