Leo Messi picks his favourite goal of his career

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Lionel Messi has chosen his solo effort in the 2011 UEFA Champions League semi-final win over Real Madrid as his favorite goal of his career.

The forward recently won his record-extending eighth Ballon d’Or, earned through his inspirational performances for Argentina en route to World Cup triumph in Qatar, cementing his legacy as the greatest footballer of all time.

Messi, who has scored an amazing 821 goals for club and country at senior level, including some of the best of the modern era, had plenty of goals to choose from when asked what his career favorite was after winning his final ball. Or.

The likes of Diego Maradona against Getafe, a powerful attack against Real Zaragoza or his stunning header in the 2009 Champions League final are a few he could have picked as his favourite, but Messi instead opted for his goal against arch-rivals Real Madrid . .

“Well, I always say special goals are important,” he said.

“To score in the Champions League final, to score now in the World Cup final…I don’t know. A goal that I always remember and I don’t really go after the goal and what those goals mean.” , it’s a goal against Real Madrid, who we beat 2-0 in that Champions League semi-final at the Bernabeu.”

The goal was quite extraordinary, with Messi playing a quick one-two in the middle of the park before miraculously weaving past five Real Madrid players and sliding the ball past Iker Casillas.

Messi’s goal sent Barcelona into the UEFA Champions League final, in a game he would also score for Pep Guardiola’s 2010/11 side – widely regarded as one of the best in football history.

The legendary striker finished his career in Europe with 129 Champions League goals and four Champions League winners’ medals.

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