Lionel Messi created history recently after he became the first player to win the Golden Shoe for the sixth time in his distinguished career. The Barcelona star is back from injury and is raring to go. As things stand, the Argentina forward will be key to Barcelona's domestic and European title hopes over the course of the 2019-20 season. We have compiled a list of Lionel Messi's top three moments in the Barcelona jersey since making his debut in 2004.
FUN FACT: Messi has enough Golden Shoes for him and his two sons to each wear a pair, and take a walk around town. pic.twitter.com/vovswX0XAq— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 17, 2019
The 2017 'El Clasico' tie between Barcelona and Real Madrid was a feisty affair. The game looked to be heading towards a stalemate at the end of the 90 minutes at the Bernabeu. However, Messi had different plans. The Barcelona legend finished with a brilliant move and scored with the last kick of the game to hand his side a crucial win at the home of their arch-rivals.
Arguably, Messi played the best match of his career in the Barcelona jersey as the Blaugrana completely ripped apart Bundesliga side, Bayer Leverkusen. During the 2012 UCL tie, Messi scored a record-high five goals as he almost single-handedly destroyed Leverkusen. In doing so, Messi became the first and only player to score five goals in a Champions League match.
Lionel Messi was on fire on that fateful night at the Santiago Bernabeu when he tore apart the Real Madrid defence in the second half. A brilliant brace from the little maestro was enough to hand Barcelona a 3-1 aggregate win over Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semi-final back in 2011.