Lionel Messi The Legend of Future Football

April 9, 2009 | Filed Under: Blog, Blog Today, Euro Box 
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lionel-messi Lionel Messi everyone knows the name many think he is the best player in the world by a mile the little wizard from Argentina has just about everything in this pocket a True legend already.He plays this football in spain at the moment and many say playing the best football he has ever played for  FC Barcelona .Young Player of the Year for three years running from 2005–2008. His playing style and ability have drawn comparisons to football legend Diego Maradona. Indeed, Maradona himself declared Messi his “successor”.With ronaldo just taking the world player crown for last year many think the next one will at last be his.

2008–09 season

With Ronaldinho’s departure from the club, Messi inherited his number 10 jersey. On 1 October 2008, during a Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk, Messi scored two goals during the last seven minutes after coming on as a substitute for Thierry Henry, to turn the score from 0-1 to a victory for Barcelona 2-1. The next league game was versus Atlético Madrid, a match billed as a friendly battle between Lionel and good friend Sergio Agüero. Messi scored a goal from a free kick and assisted another as Barça went on to win the match 6-1. Messi netted another impressive brace against Sevilla scoring a spectacular dipping volley after being played through by Xavi and then rounding the keeper and slotting home from a tight angle to double his tally. On 13 December 2008, during the first Clásico of the season, Messi scored the second goal in Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Real Madrid. He was named second in the 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year awards with 678 points. Messi scored his first hat-trick of 2009 in a Copa del Rey tie against Atlético Madrid. Messi scored another important double on 1 February 2009, coming on as a second half substitute to help Barcelona defeat Racing Santander 2-1 after being 0-1 down. The second of the two strikes was Barcelona’s 5000th league goal. In the 28th round of La Liga, Messi scored his 30th goal of the season in all competitions, helping his team to a 6-0 victory over Málaga CF in the process. On 8 April 2009, he scored twice against FC Bayern Munich in the Champions’ League, setting a personal record of eight goals in the competition.

See some of his best moments so far in the 2008-2009 season

See Our past Legends of the Football  here from 1900 to 2007 some great names and footage

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