None in the world is unaware of the dribbling skills of Lionel Messi. He has an excellent combination of acceleration and body feints which makes him a nightmare for defenses. He also has mesmeric finishing skills that make him the king of solo goals. On various times, he has scored solo goals destroying defenses and humiliating the goalkeepers. Most of the football lovers will agree that the followings are the Top 10 Solo Goals of Lionel Messi in his Entire Career.
1. Goal vs Getafe CF (2006/07):
This goal against Getafe CF scored by 19 years old Messi is considered to be the best goal of his career by which left the world in shock. This goal was a re-creation of Maradona’s solo beauty goal against England.
2. Goal vs Athletic club Bilbao (2014/15):
On the Sunday 31st May 2015, Barcelona played against Athletic Club Bilbao in the final of Copa Del Rey in which Messi received that ball from Dani Alves at the right side of the pitch near center line and dribbles past 3 defenders and finishes the goal at the near post.
3. Goal vs Madrid in UCL Semi Final (2010/11):
Real Madrid and Barcelona played in UCL semi final on 27th April 2011. The first leg was played at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in which Messi scored this stunner.
4. Goal vs Brazil (2012):
Brazil and Argentina played on 09th June 2012 in which Lionel Messi completed his hat-trick by scoring this long range beauty. This goal is among his four goals which were nominated for FIFA Pukas award.
5. Goal vs Malaga (2008/09):
Against Messi left the world stunned when he scored the second goal for the night in the match against Malaga in the season 2008/09.
6. Goal vs Real Sociedad (2013/14):
Messi, fortunately, takes control of the ball at the center of the pitch due to a bad first touch from the opponents player and dribbles and then same as always- BOOM!
7. Goal vs Valencia (2009/10):
Messi receives a pass from Xavi in the opposition’s half, dances away from the defenders and goal at the near post. This goal was his first goal nominated for FIFA Puskas Award.
8. Goal vs Getafe (2013/14):
Although the season 2013/14 didn’t go well for FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi but this goal against Valencia was pure class from him where he receives the ball in the centre of the pitch, avoids a bad tackle, dribbles away from the defenders, and beating the goalkeeper in an unlikely way and literally showing the world that he is the best and he is alone sufficient to destroy the defenses.
9. Goal vs Zaragoza (2009/10):
This time, Messi himself recovers the ball from an opponent team player shows a great acceleration and speed, tricks 2 defenders and finishes the job.
10. Goal vs Bilbao (2012/13):
The quality of Leo is that he do the most ridiculous things in such a way that they look very simple. This goal is an example of that. Watch how he makes the defense of a quality team like Athletic Bilbao look like the defense of a Sunday league team.
Top 10 Solo Goals of Lionel Messi in his Entire Career against given Clubs
- Goal vs Getafe CF (2006/07)
- Goal vs Athletic club Bilbao (2014/15)
- Goal vs Madrid in UCL Semi Final (2010/11)
- Goal vs Brazil (2012)
- Goal vs Malaga (2008/09)
- Goal vs Real Sociedad (2013/14)
- Goal vs Valencia (2009/10)
- Goal vs Getafe (2013/14)
- Goal vs Zaragoza (2009/10)
- Goal vs Bilbao (2012/13)