Messi’s Best Ever Season?
It seems like every season we think Lionel Messi has reached new levels of legendary. Of course, this year is no exception. The FC Barcelona skipper has produced moments of magic and brilliance all season long. Since the start of the season, the magician has been dragging his team back from large deficits, scoring mind-bending free-kicks, audaciously chipping the opposing goalkeeper, etc. In recent weeks especially, Messi has been scoring and assisting with flair. During this weekends game against Espanyol, Messi scored a brilliant free kick, only it was brilliantly absurd. From the edge of the box, the captain gently chipped the ball, allowing it to float over the wall and into the back of the net, despite the vein efforts to clear the ball from Espanyol’s Victor Sanchez. The goal can only be described as a “panenka free-kick”, something that the world never thought possible until Lionel Messi blew our minds.
Leo Messi’s glorious “panenka free-kick” has taken his goal-scoring exploits to over 40 on the season, ensuring his 10th successive season with at least 40. For more than a decade now, Messi has produced an excess of mind-blowing moments that has kept the world in awe. It’s obvious that Messi is unquestionably on top of the football throne, but where does this season rank so far when compared to the magician’s past seasons?
For now, the only answer is time. Time will tell us if Messi can lead Barcelona to their third treble-winning season, and ultimately back to winning the coveted Uefa Champions league trophy.