Five Classic Lionel Messi Videos

The Argentinean is regarded as the best in the business

These five Lionel Messi videos not only contain his first 150 goals in a Barcelona shirt, but exhibit his vast repertoire of skills both inside and outside the area. There is also a video comparing his game to that of Cristiano Ronaldo, while some of his best moments in an Argentina shirt are also on parade.

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Majestic Messi

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 26: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona runs with the ball during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RC Celta de Vigo at Camp Nou on March 26, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.
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Messi’s phenomenal goalscoring record is by no means the sole reason he is considered by many to be the world’s best player. His ability to influence games on a regular basis regularly leaves those lucky enough to possess a Barcelona season ticket open mouthed. The boy can dribble past multiple defenders, provide defense-splitting passes and turn defenders with consummate ease.

There is a school of thought that Messi and Ronaldo are by some distance the best players in the world game. There is a personal goalscoring duel between the pair each weekend in La Liga as Barca and Real Madrid dispose of the opposition almost at will. More »

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Argentina Highlights

One criticism leveled at Messi is that he has not shone consistently in an Argentina shirt. He has just one World Cup goal to his name, but this video highlights some of his brighter moments in an Albiceleste shirt. Watch out for an exquisite lob against Bolivia.

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The First 200 Goals

Messi reached 200 goals for Barcelona in super quick time. Here are his opening 202, including his first against Albacete at Camp Nou and a stunning solo run from the halfway line versus Getafe. The latter prompted comparisons with Diego Maradona’s effort against England at the 1986 World Cup.

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Goals Against Real Madrid

Messi has regularly been the thorn in the side of Barca's bitter rivals Real Madrid over the years. He has scored 13 goals against the Merengues to date, and here they all are on one video.