Lionel Messi has beaten his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Goal of the Season Award. 2018-19. the goal was netted against Liverpool during the semi-finals of the Champions League where Messi’s team ended up with the 3-0 victory. Messi has voted ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo who was shortlisted for his goal against Manchester United where Juventus lost the group stage game by 2-1. Danilo was the third name to get nominated for the honour for his stunning goal during Portugal vs Serbia in the European Qualifiers matchday two. However, the two i.e. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are still competing shoulder to shoulder for the Best Forward Award at the UEFA Champions League.
The announcement of Messi winning the Goal of the Season was made on the official page of the UEFA Champions League. Even the official page of Barcelona hailed the Argentina star for the accolade via a post on social media. First, check out the post by the official page of the Champions League.
🎉 Congratulations, Messi! 🎉
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 9, 2019
Here’s how Barcelona hailed Messi.
🙌 Congrats Leo!
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 9, 2019
Needless to say that the netizens were quite excited with the award. Check out a few tweets below:
The awards have started coming in Leo!
— Josh🇳🇬 (@OmajaliJoshua) August 9, 2019
it was our year 💔 pic.twitter.com/hio04VSw7I
— Mal 🌴 (@FrenkieEra_) August 9, 2019
— Kaushik Ram (@KaushikRam) August 9, 2019
The King 👑
— Tiki (@IlGreatII) August 9, 2019
Last year it was Cristiano Ronaldo who won the award for his goal against Juventus. Back then CR7 was still playing for Real Madrid. Mario Mandžukić picked up the honour in 2017 for his goal against Real Madrid. In 2015 and 2016, Lionel Messi had picked up the award for his goal against Bayern Munich and Roma respectively.