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500 not out – Messi’s best Barcelona goals

Are these his greatest ever strikes?

FC Barcelona v Sevilla FC - La Liga Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

1. Messi v Getafe – April 2007

It’s hard to believe Messi scored this goal over 10 years ago but it still continues to amaze a decade later. In the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey, aged just 19, he picked up the ball in his own half, ran past what seemed like the entire Getafe team before slotting home. It doesn’t really get much better than that.

Copa del Rey Semi Final - Barcelona v Getafe

2. Messi v Real Madrid – April 2011

Of all Messi’s goals against Real Madrid, and he has 16 now after two more on Sunday night, this one in the Champions League semi-final second leg takes some beating. The Argentine coasted past four players before a clinical finish past Iker Casillas on his so-called weaker right foot. If you don’t believe me, ask Xavi who calls it "practically the greatest goal of all-time".

Real Madrid v Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Semi Final

3. Messi v Athletic Bilbao – May 2015

Yet another incredible solo goal which lit up the Copa del Rey final. Messi picks up possession wide right of the half-way line, races past four defenders before beating the goalkeeper at his near post. Barca go on to lift the trophy with a 3-1 win.

Barcelona v Athletic Club - Copa del Rey Final Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

4. Messi v Real Zaragoza – March 2010

Messi had already opened the scoring when he set the game alight with a stunning second. After winning the ball near the centre circle with some dogged tackling he rides a challenge, before turning the defence inside out and sliding home. He grabbed a third shortly afterwards but it’s his second goal that took all the plaudits.

Real Zaragoza v Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

5. Messi v. Bayern Munich - May 2015

Barcelona cruised past Bayern 3-0 in the Champions League semi-final first leg with Messi scoring twice on his 100th European appearance. Barca had to wait until late on to score, Messi firing home the first from the edge of the box before adding a glorious second. Three minutes later, he picked up the ball just outside the box, left Jerome Boateng on his backside before dinking it Manuel Neuer.

FC Barcelona v FC Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Semi Final Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

So what are your favourite Messi goals Barca fans? Let’s face it there’s plenty to chose from! Comment below and let us know your favourites!

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