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Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by ogbiwa: 6:27am On Jun 01, 2020
Lionel Messi has had so many iconic moments in his career - with 627 goals and 34 trophies for Barcelona as well as six Ballons d'Or.

We have picked what we think are his 10 most iconic moments for Barcelona and Argentina. You can rank the 10 after going through them or just pick the one moment that stands out most for you. Enjoy!
Ogbiwa

From: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52832303

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by logon599: 6:27am On Jun 01, 2020
I saw that solo goal against Getafe and my only disappointment was with Samuel Eto'o who was signaling Messi to pass him the ball for a tap in after Messi had dribbled the entire pitch. If Messi had passed him the ball, that goal would never have gone down in history. Wicked Eto'o grin

Brilliant, brilliant Messi though. Brilliant Ronaldo too!

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by ogbiwa: 6:32am On Jun 01, 2020
1. Messi's first hat-trick

Barcelona 3-3 Real Madrid, 10 March 2007

Messi's first career hat-trick came in one of the biggest fixtures in football. The teenager scored all of Barca's three goals in a 2007 Clasico - his first at the Nou Camp - including a brilliant last-minute finish after beating a couple of defenders.

This was arguably the moment he became a household name.

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by ogbiwa: 6:34am On Jun 01, 2020
2. Messi's greatest goal?

Barcelona 5-2 Getafe, 18 April 2007

Messi's goal in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg 13 years ago remains arguably his greatest strike.

In a goal with remarkable similarities to Diego Maradona's (non-handball) strike against England in the 1986 World Cup, Messi picked the ball up in his own half, beat about five defenders, went round the goalkeeper and then slotted home.

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by ogbiwa: 6:37am On Jun 01, 2020
3. Messi's first Champions League final goal

Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United, 27 May 2009

If you can believe it, there was a time when people questioned whether Messi could do it against English clubs in Europe. He had failed to score in 10 Champions League appearances against English sides before the 2009 final.

But there were no doubts any more when Messi rose highest in the box to head home Xavi's cross in his first Champions League final - and the first game billed as Messi v Cristiano Ronaldo.

Two years later he would score in another final win over United - the third of his four Champions League winners' medals.

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by ogbiwa: 6:38am On Jun 01, 2020
4. Messi scores four goals against Arsenal

Barcelona 4-1 Arsenal, 6 April 2010

Messi scored four goals for the first time in his career as he took Arsenal to the cleaners in the 2010 Champions League quarter-final. The pick of the bunch was his chip over Manuel Almunia for his hat-trick.

An honourable mention goes to his five-goal haul against Bayer Leverkusen in a 7-1 win in the last 16 two years later.

He is the second top scorer in Champions League history with 114, behind Ronaldo.

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by Yustash001(m): 6:40am On Jun 01, 2020
That number 3 though.,...

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by ogbiwa: 6:41am On Jun 01, 2020
5. Messi breaks Barcelona scoring record

Barcelona 5-3 Granada, 20 March 2012

Messi broke Barcelona's goalscoring record at the age of 24 - the only way he knows how, with a hat-trick.

He equalled Cesar Rodriguez's record of 232 goals with his first against Granada, broke it with his second and extended the record with the third.

Messi, now 32, is on 627 Barcelona goals and counting (when La Liga restarts) - almost 400 clear of anybody else.

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by thesicilian: 6:43am On Jun 01, 2020
Raw talent + Nourishing Environment = Genius.

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by ogbiwa: 6:43am On Jun 01, 2020
6. Messi scores 91 goals in a calender year

Real Valladolid 1-3 Barcelona, 22 December 2012

Even by the remarkable goalscoring exploits of Messi and Ronaldo, the Argentine's record-breaking 2012 still seems implausible - 91 goals in a calendar year.

He netted 79 goals for Barcelona and 12 for Argentina - in a total of 69 games for club and country.

It was enough to earn Messi an unprecedented fourth consecutive Ballon d'Or - even though he only won the Copa del Rey in 2012 for all those goals.

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by ogbiwa: 6:46am On Jun 01, 2020
7. Messi wins World Cup golden ball

Germany 1-0 Argentina, 13 July 2014

In theory this should have been one of Messi's greatest moments - being named the best player in a World Cup. His lack of a senior international trophy (he won the 2008 Olympics) is sometimes held against him in debates on the greatest player of all time.

But it was a strange decision, with many observers thinking he had underwhelmed in the knockout rounds, having scored four goals in the group stages. He was disappointing too in the final defeat by Germany.

Even then-Fifa president Sepp Blatter said he was "a little bit surprised" and Argentina legend Diego Maradona called the decision "unfair".

That final defeat in Brazil may be the closest he ever comes to winning the World Cup as they went out in the quarter-finals four years later in Russia, despite his memorable goal against Nigeria.

Messi briefly retired from international football in 2016 after losing in the Copa America final for the third time, and again considered his future after the 2018 World Cup but he is still going on.

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by ogbiwa: 6:48am On Jun 01, 2020
8. Messi breaks La Liga goalscoring record

Barcelona 5-1 Sevilla, 22 November 2014

Another goalscoring record broken - and another hat-trick to do it.

Messi equalled Telmo Zarra's 251-goal record with a free-kick, before breaking it and stretching it with a third.

Messi is now on 438 La Liga goals, almost 200 clear of the old record, and more than 100 above Ronaldo - who was on 311 before he left Real Madrid for Juventus.

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by ogbiwa: 6:51am On Jun 01, 2020
9. Messi's 500th Barcelona goal comes in El Clasico

Real Madrid 2-3 Barcelona - 23 April 2017

Sometimes a goal almost seems too perfect - and this was one of those. Messi popped up with an injury-time goal against Real in 2017, sweeping home a first-time shot from the edge of the area. It was an El Clasico winner, his 500th Barcelona goal and it sent Barca top of the table (although Real would go on to win the league).

For good measure, he pulled out an iconic celebration when he took off his shirt and held it out so the Bernabeu faithful could see his name.

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by ogbiwa: 6:53am On Jun 01, 2020
10. Messi wins his sixth Ballon d'Or

Messi won his sixth Ballon d'Or - a record - in December, taking him above Ronaldo's five after scoring 54 times for club and country in 2018-19.

It was remarkably only his second since 2012 - with the other coming in 2015.

"I still have beautiful years ahead of me," he said while collecting the award.

That's it. Now you can take your pick. Salute to the little genius

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by galadima77(m): 7:14am On Jun 01, 2020
You won't see them here...

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by osamz007: 7:14am On Jun 01, 2020
I don't hate Messi but I just prefer Ronaldo anytime...


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RONALDO ISSA GOAT TOO!

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by buyandbet(m): 7:25am On Jun 01, 2020
Unarguably, one of the most talented players to ever play the beautiful game. His rivalry with Christiano Ronaldo has kept both players on their toes and ensured that they kept dominating for over a decade. Before Messi and Christiano, no player had been on top of his game for that long.

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by yungchop: 7:28am On Jun 01, 2020
Penaldo fans, how e dey be? grin

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by Nobody: 7:32am On Jun 01, 2020
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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by JasonScoolari: 7:38am On Jun 01, 2020
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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by Davidzy23(m): 9:05am On Jun 01, 2020
The only GOAT I know... Haters should argue with their keyboard....

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by pabon(m): 9:21am On Jun 01, 2020
Although I like Messi for his remarkable talent, it's Cristiano Ronaldo that strikes me the most. He's the complete player. He's a role model for young players everywhere for his dedication to hardwork, his never-say-die attitude, and the resolve to keep getting better. If only Ronaldo had stayed at Real Madrid...


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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by DenreleDave(m): 9:21am On Jun 01, 2020
Even Ronaldo once said, I think 2018 and I quote

"I thank the god of soccer, Messi and the God of my god of soccer, Jesus... If not for the creator and the wonderful creature, Messi, I would still be serving coffee in a bar now.. I didn't go to school coz I am a drop out and no good job will come my way except coffee shop.. Thank God Messi existed, his existence brought me to life. Thank you messi", Says Ronaldo.



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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by PureGoldh(m): 9:22am On Jun 01, 2020
G.O.A.T....No doubt

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by Nobody: 9:22am On Jun 01, 2020
Messi no Messi for them...world's best!

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by mrkings84(m): 9:22am On Jun 01, 2020
Truly the greatest of all time (GOAT)

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by BigBelleControl(m): 9:22am On Jun 01, 2020
Someone said Messi can play 20 games without scoring and he would still be the man of the match in each game.

But Ronaldo must score to make impact in a game.

Only Messi can beat Messi's record.

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by Triangles1(m): 9:22am On Jun 01, 2020
I'm tired of This two Rivals mesi Ronaldo. Another he goat should surface.

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by Rexnegro(m): 9:23am On Jun 01, 2020
awesome

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by iCauseTrouble: 9:23am On Jun 01, 2020
grin

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by Balaxx: 9:23am On Jun 01, 2020
Ronaldo right now

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Re: Lionel Messi's 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports by McBrooklyn(m): 9:23am On Jun 01, 2020
GREATEST OF ALL TIME..!! Never in Doubt!! cool

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