- Lionel Messi was simply playing on another planet at the Camp Nou as he ran riot among the hapless Bayern Munich defenders in 2009
- The 22-year-old Barcelona forward scored twice and assisted one as the Catalan giants cruised to a 4-0 victory against the Bundesliga club in the UEFA Champions League
- Messi scored an astonishing 670 goals in 776 games for Barcelona while also bagging a further 302 assists before joining PSG last summer
Lionel Messi is regarded as one of the best all-time best footballers following the Argentine’s exploits with La Liga giants Barcelona.
A recent footage of the then 22-year-old is now trending again as football fans attribute his performance against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League in 2009 as his best individual performance.
The Argentine singlehandedly tore apart the Bayern Munich defence with his scintillating display and trickery netting twice in the encounter and providing an assist for Samuel Eto’o Give Me Sport reports.
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Barcelona would go ahead to win the encounter 4-0 against the Bundesliga giants with Messi receiving plaudits for his brilliant performance on the night.
The 7-time Ballon d’Or winner would later go ahead to score a remarkable 670 goals in 776 games for Barcelona before sealing a move to the French Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain last summer.
Barcelona optimistic about signing Premier League left-back
Meanwhile, Barcelona are still pushing to sign Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso this summer after the Blues are pushing to sign his replacement.
According to Barca Universal, the Blaugrana are confident of sealing a 3-year deal for the Spanish defender who is ready to receive a pay cut to ensure the deal materializes.
Barcelona’s director of football, Mateu Alemany has also recently met with the player’s agent, Fali Ramadani in order to discuss a few terms and conditions of the contract.
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Messi joined Barcelona's La Masia as a 13-year-old kid after his family agreed to let him sign for the Camp Nou club.
The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner left the Catalan giants for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer last year, calling an emotional end to his 21-year Barcelona career.