Lionel Messi is having a ball of a time and he surely does not want the year to get over. Very recently he went on to win the Ballon d’Or 2019 for the sixth time in his career and is breaking records ever since. He obviously was a part of the La Liga 2019-20 fixture between Barcelona and Deportivo Alaves which the Catalan Giants won by 4-1. Now here’s another record that Lionel Messi scripted for himself when he netted a goal at the 69th minute of the game. Year Ender 2019: Lionel Messi Starts and Ends Decade As 'The Best'.
The Barcelona star produced a ferocious goal from 25 yards and brought up the 50 goals for Barcelona and Argentina for the sixth straight year. Of Messi's 50 this year, 34 have arrived in 32 LaLiga matches, with eight scored in the Champions League and three in the Copa del Rey. The video of the goal went viral on social media.
Check it out below:
Let's respect this man Lionel Messi 🔥 pic.twitter.com/FmvzWFufNU
— Fresh Prince🇳🇬 (@Bholarjee_) December 21, 2019
Here are some stats
Lionel Messi has scored 50+ goals for club & country in nine of the last ten years. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/xxlQGSzwNV
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 21, 2019
His best year came when he scored an astonishing 91 in 2012. Talking about the game, it was Antonie Greizmann who netted the first goal of the match at the 14th minute of the game. The Arturo Vidal netted with yet another goal at the 45th minute and then it was the sixth time Ballon d'Or winner who chipped in with yet another one. Luiz Saurez converted a penalty into a kick at the 75th minute.
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