Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scored a stunning unauthorized goal against AC Milan in 2013
Lionel Messi has scored some of the greatest goals in football history.
Whether it’s channeling the late great Diego Maradona against Getafe or sticking his head above the clouds against Manchester United, Messi certainly has a penchant for the spectacular.
But let’s face it, scoring sensational goals is just an integral part of being one of the greatest athletes the planet has ever seen and there’s no denying that Messi’s ability is almost endless.
The catalog of Messi’s wonderful goals
Also, it’s dirty that the Barcelona star has never won the FIFA Puskas award despite being nominated for seven goals in different shades of brilliance.
But just for today, put some of those otherworldly strikes in mind because we’re actually going to be looking at some of Messi’s miracle goals that never were.
Do not follow? Well, to put it another way, we mean the amazing goals that we would talk about as some of Messi’s greatest if it weren’t for a certain aspect that let him down.
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Messi worlds that never were
The one that always comes to my mind is his breathtaking solo run against Atletico Madrid in the 2008-09 season which unfortunately culminated with Messi finishing his head-to-head at the post gap.
However, for the example we want to show you today, it wasn’t Messi and Messi alone who stole one of the world’s biggest goals – and that’s because it was banned.
On a trip down the rabbit hole of Messi’s YouTube compilations, we came across a viral montage from content creator ‘Messi Magic’ titled: “10 Skills Invented By Lionel Messi.”
Messi’s superb unauthorized goal
And one of the selections, oddly under-sold as a mere ‘heel kick’, can only be described as a back-to-goal back heel chip that looped through the air and gloriously found a house in the upper corner.
Now the catch is Messi was more offside than words can ever describe so it was never going to matter, but we still think it’s one of the biggest forbidden goals we have. never seen.
So without further ado, be sure to take advantage of Messi exuding one of the most laid back skills we’ve ever seen in the Champions League to bow to AC Milan – check it out below:
Oh mom. The absolute sauce on it.
Superb in its nonchalance
Just imagine the scenes if Messi had been flippant to win a major Champions League draw, essentially producing the most nonchalant finish we’ve ever seen.
Also, at the expense of looking dramatic, I tend to think of it as an upgrade to Eric Cantona’s iconic chip against Sunderland that is everyone’s benchmark for adorable arrogance.
Or if you want a closer comparison, even if it was completely accidental, then there’s Harry Kane’s hat-trick goal against Panama in the 2018 World Cup which was adorably the Sunday League.
But don’t get me wrong that Messi’s entry into this bizarre and random catalog is the best of the bunch and we would still be talking about it most weeks if it weren’t for the interference of offside laws. ..