Argentine captain Lionel Messi, regarded as the greatest of all time, has carried Barcelona’s attack from past 10 years and has won 5 Ballon d’Ors, most by any player. He was at his peak from 2008 to 2012 when he won 4 consecutive Ballon d’Ors but missed in 2013 and 2014 as he was held back by injuries and changing managers at Barcelona. He was unable to get his previous form. After the arrival of Luis Enrique, Barcelona has been on the top once again winning 7 trophies in 2 seasons. Messi won his 5th Ballon d’Or in 2015 after winning 5 trophies in a single calendar year. But his season 2015/16 was not his best as he was held on by injury at the start of the season. After returning he regained his form and showed the world that he his still the best. These are top 10 goals of Lionel Messi in 2015-2016.
10. FCB vs Atletico Madrid:
One of the most important wins of the season, the game against Atletico Madrid was played in the first half of the season. A tense game, having 3 goals in it with 2 in the name of the winners. Beautiful one-touch assists from Suarez and a lob over the goalkeeper putting Barca in the lead.
9. FCB vs AS Roma:
Tiki-taka between Messi Suarez and Neymar followed by a chip goal against As Roma in the group stages of UCL in late 2015.
8. FCB vs Celta:
Barcelona faced Celta Vigo in La Liga round 24 after Celta humiliated the Catalans with a 4-1 win. Leo opened the scoring of the game with this curved free-kick in the top right corner giving Barcelona the lead.
7. FCB vs Espanyol:
Messi scored this beautiful free-kick on the top right corner of the goal and opened the scoring in the Catalan derby. Pau Lopez, Espanyol’s goalkeeper, was left helpless.
6. FCB vs Sporting Gijon:
Messi never fails to rise on to the occasion. After going through a bad spell when lost to Real Madrid, Barca played Sporting in which Messi scored this brilliant header goal and gave Barca the lead which was crucial in winning La Liga.
5. FCB vs Sevilla:
First official game of the season was UEFA Super cup played between Barcelona and Sevilla. Ever Banega scored a free-kick for Sevilla and gave his team lead. Messi does the same with this free-kick to equalize the score.
4. FCB vs Getafe:
Like last season, Barcelona defeated Getafe with a massive scoreline 6-0 at Camp Nou. 4th goal for Barcelona was a shot by Leo from outside the box with curve and ball ending up on the right side of the goal.
3. FCB vs Sporting Gijon:
Another beautiful distant shot from Argentine magician from his left foot which gave Barca lead over opponents.
2. FCB vs Eibar:
One of the most impressive performances by Messi this season was when Barcelona played against Eibar. He scored this solo goal after dancing away from the defenders. He gave a left-footed shot on the far post.
1. FCB vs Malaga:
Adriano’s cross was converted by the magical Lionel with a spectacular scissors kick. This goal gave Barcelona lead over Malaga and was crucial in winning the league.
Top 10 Goals of Lionel Messi in 2015-16
10. FCB vs Atletico Madrid
9. FCB vs AS Roma
8. FCB vs Celta
7. FCB vs Espanyol
6. FCB vs Sporting Gijon
5. FCB vs Sevilla
4. FCB vs Getafe
3. FCB vs Sporting Gijon:
2. FCB vs Eibar
1. FCB vs Malaga