On his birthday, GOAL investigates the Argentina star’s best minutes in El Clasico 🎂
Lionel Messi cherished El Clasico and holds the record for most objectives in games among Barcelona and Real Madrid.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or champ’s most memorable appearance in the Clasico cauldron returned in 2005 and he illuminated the derby games until his takeoff to Paris Saint-Germain in 2021.
Given their volume, it is hard to pick which of his Clasico games are the most important, however, GOAL investigates the games where Messi was king…10Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona, December 2017
Having lost the 2017 Supercopa to Real Madrid, Barcelona recuperated to strike a retribution blow in their most memorable Liga meeting of 2017-18.
Messi scored from the punishment spot to set Barca 2-0 up in the capital prior to giving a sharp scaled back cross for Aleix Vidal to make the last score 3-0.
It was a relatively stifled exhibition from the Argentine, yet he actually played a part in two objectives.
9Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona, August 2012
Regardless of losing the 2012-13 Spanish Supercopa to Real Madrid, Messi by and by was on structure, contributing objectives in the two legs of the decider.
Barca won the primary leg 3-2, with Messi scoring from the punishment spot, yet they were scattered in the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Be that as it may, the subsequent leg saw Messi’s most noteworthy commitment as a free kick, which he twisted into the passed on corner to give Barca trust.
8Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid, October 2012
The 2-2 game among Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou in the 2012-13 season was a critical fight, which saw Messi score a preposterous 30-yard free kick.
Messi scored both of Barca’s objectives – the first being a ruthless subsequent completion inside the crate and the second from a set-piece, which left Iker Casillas getting a handle on frantically at air.
The game was something of an emblematic stalemate among Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored Real’s two objectives.