Lionel Messi has scored an obscene 86 goals for Barcelona in the Champions League and 6 hat tricks. 2 of those goals were chosen in our interviews with Neil Ashton and Renato Silva.
Both were from the 2011 Champions League run, in the semi-final against Real Madrid and then the final against Manchester United.
Lionel Messi – Barcelona vs Real Madrid, 2011 (Neil Ashton)
My favourite goal has to be Lionel Messi’s extraordinary effort in the Bernabeu in 2011, when he latched on to the ball just inside the Real Madrid half and danced through their defence before putting Iker Casillas on the floor and rolling the ball into the far corner with high right foot. It was an absolute beaut.
Lionel Messi – Barcelona vs Manchester United, 2011 (Renato Silva Gonçalves)
My favorite goal has to be Lionel Messi’s in the 2011 Champions League final against Manchester United. It was his first goal in England, it was giant to win the game, and it was Pep Guardiola football in a nutshell: great possession football, midfield dominance, and Messi Magic. Unforgettable.
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