Lionel Messi disagrees with fans choice for Barcelona's greatest goal following poll


Lionel Messi has been at the pinnacle of football for well over a decade now and has rightly been given the nickname of 'The GOAT'.

The 31-year-old has broken all kinds of records at Barcelona and doesn't show any signs of slowing down, as himself and Cristiano Ronaldo continue to carry the torch with authority.

The Spanish giants are currently ten points clear at the top of La Liga as they continue their dominance over Real Madrid in recent years domestically.

The Catalan side recently set up a poll for their fans to pick the clubs best ever goal with 63 goals to choose from over the years.

The Argentine scored 10 of the 63 in the shortlist and ended up the only player on the podium with his goals claiming the first, second and third spots.

According to the fans, the best goal came in the 2006/07 season when Messi weaved in and out of Getafe's team - much like Diego Maradona did against England back in 1986- before dispatching with consummate ease.

There is no doubt that is goal is great and will stand the test of time, but Messi actually disagrees with the final results and has picked two other goals that he scored that he would choose over the Getafe strike.

Getafe v FC Barcelona

“I would not have chosen the goal against Getafe,” he told Diario Ole.

“I would have chosen the chosen against [Real] Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League at the Bernabeu or the Manchester United header (in the final).

“I choose them for the moment.”

Barcelona v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Final

It's clear that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has prioritised the importance of the goal over difficulty.

This is fair enough considering Messi's header against Man United won Barca the Champions League whilst also silencing any haters who claimed that Messi could not score with his head.

No matter what your preference is when it comes to Lionel Messi's goal collection, we can all agree that we would all love to score a Messi-esque dink over the 'keeper - even if it was just the once.

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