The most talented footballer of his generation, Lionel Messi has been playing for Barcelona since 2004 and creating history with his remarkable and extraordinary performances. The 5 times Ballon d’Or winner has been lethal and has risen to the occasion numerous times when his team needed him the most. Here are the top 5 match winning goals by Lionel Messi in his entire career.
1. Barcelona vs Manchester United (2011):
The most important goal by Messi that won Barcelona their 4th Champions League title and Lionel Messi’s 3rd. The score was level at 1-1 when Messi shot this screamer and gave Barcelona the lead. David Villa sealed the victory with a 3rd goal for the Catalans.
2. Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid (2015):
Barcelona won the Liga title in 2014/15 season. The title decider game was played at Vincente Calderon against Atletico Madrid. Messi scored this important goal to claim the title for the club.
3. Argentina vs Iran (2014):
The moment in 2014 world cup which broke the hearts of Iranian football fans was when Leo scored the 90th-minute goal against Iran and took Argentina to the next stage of the tournament. Iran was eliminated.
4. Argentina vs Brazil (2012):
The thrilling game played between Brazil and Argentina in 2012 ended up with a 4-3 win to Argentina. Messi scored a hat-trick. His third goal won the game for Argentina and it was indeed a special goal
5. Barcelona vs Bayern Munich (2015):
The Champions League clash between Barcelona and Bayern Munich had a lot of history behind as in Pep Guardiola returning to Camp Nou, Bayern humiliated Bayern 2 seasons back, Lionel Messi’s lose to Germans in last 3 world cups with Argentina, and Manuel Neuer’s challenging tweet to Messi. The game was an intense one and Manuel Neuer and Ter Stegen’s heroics kept the game to 0-0 till 76th. After that Messi scored a left footed shot from out of the box into the near post and gave Barcelona the lead which was crucial for the win,