Lionel Messi wins UEFA Goal of the Season

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Lionel Messi may not be in the running for UEFA Player of the Year, but that doesn’t mean the Argentine won’t be winning an award.

That's because European football’s governing body have already voted for their Goal of the Season and Messi’s goal against Roma in last season’s Champions League has come out on top.

The irresistible ‘MSN’ all combined for a beautiful team goal back in November at the Camp Nou as Barcelona romped to a 6-1 victory over their Italian opponents.

Messi laid the ball back to Neymar, who returned it back to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. Messi then played a first time ball to Suarez who lobbed the ball over the Roma defenders to return it to Messi.

But could he finish?

Of course he could as he delicately dinked it over the onrushing ‘keeper and into the back of the net.

Take a look a the brilliant team goal below:

Messi’s goal won the vote with 34%.

While Messi is one of the biggest names in football, the man who came second doesn’t even play the sport professionally. Well, not technically, as Portuguese futsal star Ricardinho came in second.

Watch his incredible goal here:

And in third, was Stoke City’s Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss international wowed Europe when he scored an incredible bicycle kick against Poland in the last-16 of Euro 2016.

Check it out:

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